Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3540Primary Sponsor: CromerCommittee Number: 20Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Smoking in restaurants, designated areasResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environmental AffairsComputer Document Number: BBM/10243JM.93Introduced Date: 19930218Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19930218Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: CromerType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 3540 House 19930218 Introduced, read first time, 20 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND ACT 503 OF 1990, RELATING TO THE ENACTMENT OF THE CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT OF 1990, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT, IN THE INDOOR FOOD CONSUMPTION OR DINING AREAS OF RESTAURANTS AND CAFETERIAS AND OTHER EATING OR DINING ESTABLISHMENTS WHICH SERVE FOOD FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE PREMISES TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, THE OWNER, MANAGER, OR AGENT IN CHARGE OF THE PREMISES SHALL DISPLAY SIGNS DESIGNATING SMOKING AND MANDATORY NONSMOKING AREAS, TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Act 503 of 1990 is amended by adding:
"Section 4A. In the indoor food consumption or dining areas of restaurants and cafeterias and other eating or dining establishments which serve food for consumption on the premises to the general public, the owner, manager, or agent in charge of the premises shall conspicuously display signs designating smoking and mandatory nonsmoking areas.
In complying with this section, the owner, manager, or agent shall make every reasonable effort to prevent the designated smoking areas from impinging upon the designated, mandatory smoke-free areas by the use of existing physical barriers and ventilation systems."
SECTION 2. Section 5 of Act 503 of 1990 is amended to read:
"Section 5. A person who violates Section 2, 3, or 4, or 4A of this act is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect one hundred twenty days after approval by the Governor.