Outdoor amphitheater or concert venue; nonsmoking areas, penalty. (SB149)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Smoking in outdoor amphitheater or concert venue; civil penalty. Authorizes any locality, by ordinance, to designate reasonable no-smoking areas within an outdoor amphitheater or concert venue owned by the locality. The bill requires such ordinance to (i) require adequate signage designating such areas, (ii) provide that a violation of such ordinance is subject to a civil penalty of not more than $25 to be paid into the treasury of the locality where the offense occurred and expended solely for public health purposes, and (iii) provide that any law-enforcement officer may issue a summons regarding a violation of the ordinance. The bill contains a reenactment clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/28/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101569D
12/28/2017Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/08/2018Impact statement from DHCD (SB149)
01/09/2018Impact statement from DHCD (SB149)
01/16/2018Reported from Local Government (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/22/2018Passed by for the day
01/23/2018Passed by for the day
01/24/2018Read third time and passed Senate (26-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Passed Senate (26-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Placed on Calendar
01/29/2018Read first time
01/29/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/19/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
02/27/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
03/01/2018Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Committee substitute printed 18107960D-H1
03/05/2018Floor substitute printed 18108024D-S2 (Peace)
03/05/2018Read second time
03/05/2018Floor substitute printed 18108024D-H2 (Peace)
03/06/2018Passed by for the day
03/07/2018Substitute by Delegate Peace withdrawn 18108024D-S2
03/07/2018Read third time
03/07/2018Substitute by Delegate Peace withdrawn 18108024D-H2
03/07/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107960D-H1
03/07/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB149H1
03/07/2018Passed House with substitute (56-Y 41-N 1-A)
03/07/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (56-Y 41-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018House substitute rejected by Senate (4-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018House insisted on substitute
03/08/2018House requested conference committee
03/08/2018Senate acceded to request (27-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2018Senators: Sturtevant, Edwards, Chase
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2018Delegates: Gilbert, Habeeb, Bourne
03/10/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/10/2018Conference substitute printed 18108268D-S1
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by House (79-Y 17-N)
03/10/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (79-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB149ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/22/2018Signed by President
03/26/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 26, 2018
03/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/09/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 799 (effective 7/1/18)
04/09/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0799)
04/09/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 799 (effective - see bill)


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 9 minutes.


This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

delegate gilbert. >> thank you, Mr. Speaker. Members of the body, this bill -- this bill went through some discussion in general laws that led a re-enactment clause to be placed on the bill. So the people can weigh in and we can go forward next year with trying to draft it in a way that's more acceptable to a number of people on both sides of the capitol. I move the adoption of the conference report. >> shall the conference report be adopted? Clerk will close the roll. >> ayes 79. Noes 17. ayes 79. Noes 17.