Indoor Clean Air Act; smoking in restaurants. (SB202)

Introduced By

Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Indoor Clean Air Act; restaurants. Allows localities to adopt ordinances containing standards or provisions relating to smoking in restaurants that meet or exceed those established in the Virginia Indoor Clean Air Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086213308
01/07/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/18/2008Assigned Education sub: Public Smoking Legislation
01/24/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB202)
01/31/2008Reported from Education and Health (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2008Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2008Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 9-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/12/2008Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
03/03/2008Left in General Laws

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB288 and HB1341.


Peter writes:

In California, a new law went into effect on new year's day which bans smoking in any car where a minor is present. It's only the third law of its kind and it's by far the most comprehensive. The Environmental Protection Agency says the air inside a car where a person is smoking is 10-times more toxic than what is considered dangerous for breathing. That should be considered as well.

Barb Laderoute writes:

I would like to see this bill pass. I am tired of coming out of a restaurant and smelling like an ashtray. I would also be willing to bet that restaurants would have no negative effect on the fact that people cannot smoke in restaurants.

Garnett writes:

Once again the lawmakers have chosen to protect their campaign donations at the expense of the health of their constituents. Section 3 of the Virginia Constitution states that “government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people...", so I guess the legislators are violating their oath to uphold the Constitution.