Current Status Bill Number:
3537Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970226Primary Sponsor: ClyburnAll Sponsors: Clyburn, Cromer and McMahandDrafted Document Number: psd\7088ac.97Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Com 20 HANRSubject: Restaurants, food establishments; smoking, nonsmoking areas; Agriculture, tobacco; Businesses and Corporations
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970226 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-95-25, 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 AMEND SECTION 44-95-50 RELATING TO CLEAN INDOOR ACT PENALTIES SO AS TO INCLUDE VIOLATIONS OF SECTION 44-95-25 AS A PENALTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1 The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 44-95-25. 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 44-95-50 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 503 of 1990, is amended to read:
"Section 44-95-50. A person who violates Section 44-95-20, 44-95-25, 44-95-30, or 44-95-40 of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction must be fined not less than ten dollars nor or more than twenty-five dollars."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.