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144.413 Definitions.

Subdivision 1. Scope. As used in sections 144.411 to 144.416, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.

Subd. 2. Public place. "Public place" means any enclosed, indoor area used by the general public or serving as a place of work, including, but not limited to, restaurants, retail stores, offices and other commercial establishments, public conveyances, educational facilities other than public schools, as defined in section 120A.05, subdivisions 9, 11, and 13, hospitals, nursing homes, auditoriums, arenas, meeting rooms, and common areas of rental apartment buildings, but excluding private, enclosed offices occupied exclusively by smokers even though such offices may be visited by nonsmokers.

Subd. 3. Public meeting. "Public meeting" includes all meetings open to the public pursuant to section 13D.01.

Subd. 4. Smoking. "Smoking" includes carrying a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, or any other lighted smoking equipment.

HIST: 1975 c 211 s 3; 1992 c 576 s 1; 1994 c 520 s 1; 1998 c 397 art 11 s 3; 1999 c 245 art 2 s 24