as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/24/2019 03:03pm
A bill for an act
relating to health; including electronic cigarettes in the definition of smoking for
purposes of the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act; amending Minnesota Statutes
2018, sections 144.412; 144.413, subdivision 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes
2018, section 144.414, subdivision 5.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.412, is amended to read:
The purpose of sections 144.411 to 144.417 is to protect employees and the general
public from the hazards of secondhand smokenew text beginnew text end by eliminating smoking in public places, places of
employment, public transportation, and at public meetings.
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.413, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
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new text beginnew text endproductnew text beginnew text end. Smoking also includes
carrying a lighted new text beginnew text endcigar, cigarette, pipe, or any other lighted new text beginnew text endtobacco or
plant product intended for inhalation.
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Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 19-0951
(a) The use of electronic cigarettes, including the inhaling or exhaling of vapor from any electronic delivery device, as defined in section 609.685, subdivision 1, is prohibited in the following locations:
(1) any building owned or operated by the state, home rule charter or statutory city, county, township, school district, or other political subdivision;
(2) any facility owned by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the University of Minnesota;
(3) any facility licensed by the commissioner of human services; or
(4) any facility licensed by the commissioner of health, but only if the facility is also subject to federal licensing requirements.
(b) Nothing in this subdivision shall prohibit political subdivisions or businesses from adopting more stringent prohibitions on the use of electronic cigarettes or electronic delivery devices.