Indoor Clean Air Act; prohibits smoking in certain public buildings, restaurants, etc., exceptions. (HB1703)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) with support from 14 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Joe Bouchard (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News), Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk), Del. Bobby Mathieson (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Steve Shannon (D-Vienna), Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Margi Vanderhye (D-McLean), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Virginia Indoor Clean Air Act; penalty. Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to smoke in any establishment built and operated after July 1, 2010, as a restaurant, unless such establishment is constructed in such a manner that areas where smoking may be permitted are structurally separated from the portion of the restaurant in which smoking is prohibited and such areas contain structurally separated ventilation systems. Additionally, the bill provides that no wait staff or busboys in such restaurants shall be required by the proprietors or person who manages or otherwise controls any such restaurant to work in smoking areas mandated by this section without consent of such employees. The bill prohibits smoking in any building owned or leased by the Commonwealth or agency thereof or any locality. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/05/2009Committee
01/05/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098296472
01/05/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/26/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1703)
02/05/2009Reported from General Laws with substitute (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Reported from General Laws with substitute (12-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Committee substitute printed 091848584-H1
02/08/2009Read first time
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB1703EH1
02/09/2009Amendments # 5, 6, and 7 by Delegate Kilgore agreed to
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 091848584-H1
02/09/2009Amendment #1 by Delegate Kilgore agreed to
02/09/2009Amendment #2 by Delegate Kilgore agreed to
02/09/2009Amendment #3 by Delegate Kilgore agreed to
02/09/2009Amendment #4 by Delegate Kilgore agreed to
02/09/2009Amendments #'s 5, 6, and 7 by Delegate Kilgore agreed to
02/09/2009Amendment by Delegate Gear rejected
02/09/2009Amendment by Delegate Kilgore agreed to
02/09/2009Pending question ordered
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments (61-Y 38-N) HB1703EH1
02/09/2009VOTE: --- ENGROSSMENT (61-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Printed as engrossed 091848584-EH1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House (61-Y 37-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (61-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/17/2009Reported from Local Government (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Read second time
02/18/2009Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/18/2009Rereferred to Education and Health
02/19/2009Reported from Education and Health with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Committee substitute printed 091852584-S1
02/20/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Passed by for the day
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/24/2009Committee substitute agreed to 091852584-S1
02/24/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1703S1
02/24/2009Passed Senate with substitute (26-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Placed on Calendar
02/26/2009Senate substitute agreed to by House 091852584-S1 (60-Y 37-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (60-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1703S1)
03/04/2009Enrolled
03/04/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1703ER)
03/04/2009Signed by President
03/05/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1703ER)
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/09/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 153 (effective 12/1/09)
03/09/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0153)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 55 minutes.

Comments

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