Smoking in outdoor amphitheater or concert venue; civil penalty. (SB1304)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


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. Read the Bill »


01/21/2019: Passed the Senate


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102387D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/15/2019Reported from Local Government (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2019Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB1304)
01/17/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2019Read third time and passed Senate (26-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)

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