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HOUSE BILL NO. 212
INTRODUCED BY T. HAGENER, C. CHRISTIAENS, J. HERTEL, J. WITT
AN ACT PROVIDING THAT THE GOVERNING BODY OF A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION RATHER THAN THE MANAGER OR PERSON IN CHARGE OF THE OFFICE OR WORK AREA MAY ESTABLISH SMOKE-FREE BUILDINGS OR SMOKING AND NONSMOKING AREAS; PROVIDING THAT SMOKING RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION APPLY EQUALLY TO EMPLOYEES OF THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION AND THE PUBLIC; AMENDING SECTION 50-40-201, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 50-40-201, MCA, is amended to read:
"50-40-201. Reservation of smoking and nonsmoking areas in work areas in local government buildings. (1) In
offices and work areas in buildings maintained by a political subdivision, except a school or community college facility
designated as tobacco-free by the board of trustees of the school district or community college district,
in which seven or
more employees of the political subdivision are employed, the manager or person in charge of the work area shall the
governing body of the political subdivision shall, except as provided in subsection (2), arrange nonsmoking and smoking
areas in a convenient area.
(2) The governing body of a political subdivision may designate any building maintained by it as smoke-free.
(3) Restrictions authorized by this section and imposed by the governing body apply uniformly to the employees of the political subdivision and the public."
Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective July 1, 1999.
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