Smoking; misdemeanor if in certain proximity to medical oxygen source in health care facility. (HB1652)

Introduced By

Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Smoking in proximity to hospital oxygen source; penalty. Provides that any person who smokes or uses an open flame within 25 feet of an oxygen source in a health care facility when the area is posted as a non-smoking area is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


03/19/2007: signed by governor


12/01/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073028216
12/01/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/15/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1652)
01/24/2007Read first time
01/25/2007Read second time
01/25/2007Passed by for the day
01/26/2007Passed by for the day
01/29/2007Passed by for the day
01/30/2007Read second time
01/30/2007Amendment by Delegate Armstrong agreed to
01/30/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB1652E
01/30/2007Printed as engrossed 073028216-E
01/30/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1652E)
01/31/2007Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/2007Communicated to Senate
02/01/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2007Read third time
02/12/2007Reading of amendments waived
02/12/2007Committee amendments agreed to
02/12/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/12/2007Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2007Placed on Calendar
02/14/2007Senate amendments agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1652ER)
02/21/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1652ER)
02/21/2007Signed by Speaker
02/22/2007Signed by President
03/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 430 (effective 7/1/07)
03/27/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0430)