language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to health; increasing the penalty for smoking in a nonsmoking hotel room; providing for civil and criminal penalties;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 327.742, subdivisions 2, 3, by adding subdivisions.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
A person who violates this section is guilty of a petty misdemeanor. Upon conviction, the court may require a person who violates this section to reimburse the innkeeper for actual costs, not to exceed $100, incurred to restore the room to its previolation condition.
Innkeepers shall post signs conspicuously in all nonsmoking sleeping rooms stating that smoking is not permitted and advising occupants of the provisions of this section.
Presented to the governor May 19, 2008
Signed by the governor May 23, 2008, 11:50 a.m.