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Second Regular Session of the 122nd

H.P. 1342 - L.D. 1901

An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Smoking in Private Clubs

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

     Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §1580-A, sub-§2, ¶C-2 is enacted to read:

     Sec. 2. 22 MRSA §1580-A, sub-§7, as amended by PL 2005, c. 338, §6, is further amended to read:

     7. Application. This section does not apply to a business facility that is a veterans' service organization chartered under 36 United States Code, Subtitle II, Part B (2004) that is not open to the public or to any other club that was not open to the public and that was in operation prior to January 1, 2004, if policies concerning smoking have been mutually agreed upon by the employer and all the employees and the veterans' service organization or the club:

This subsection is repealed August 1, 2008.

     Sec. 3. 22 MRSA §1580-A, sub-§9 is enacted to read:

     9. Exception. Beginning August 1, 2006, and notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in this section, a qualifying club may allow smoking in its business facility in accordance with the following provisions.

     Sec. 4. Transition. The provisions of the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 22, section 1580-A, subsection 9 apply to all votes to allow smoking in a qualifying club as defined in section 1580-A, subsection 2, paragraph C-2, except that a qualifying club that held a vote in favor of smoking under authority of Title 22, section 1580-A, subsection 7 between July 1, 2005 and August 1, 2006 may allow smoking under authority of that vote until August 1, 2008.

Effective August 23, 2006.

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