MS HB863 | 2011 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Failed on February 1 2011 - 100% progression
Action: 2011-02-01 - Died In Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


An Act To Create The Mississippi Smoke-free Air Act Of 2011; To Express Certain Legislative Findings Regarding The Effects Of Secondhand Smoke And Other Risks Of Smoking; To Define Certain Terms; To Prohibit Smoking In Enclosed Public Places And Places Of Employment, In Certain Nonenclosed Areas, And In All Public Transporations Stations; To Authorize Persons To Voluntarily Designate Areas Within Their Control As Smoke-free Places; To Prescribe The Minimum Requirements For Persons In Control Of Areas To Be In Compliance With This Act; To Require Persons In Control Of Areas To Post "no Smoking" Signs At All Entrances To Areas Where Smoking Is Prohibited By This Act; To Authorize The State Board Of Health To Promulgate Rules And Regulations Specifying Smoking In Outdoor Common Areas Of Any Facility Or Entity Required To Be Licensed Or Permitted By The State Department Of Health; To Provide For Certain Exemptions From The Prohibitions On Smoking In This Act; To Provide For Enforcement Of This Act By Local Law Enforcement Officers And Agents Of Governmental Regulatory Agencies When Undergoing Authorized Inspections; To Authorize Certain Officials And Other Persons To Apply For Injunctive Relief In Court To Enforce The Provisions Of This Act; To Provide Penalties For Violations Of This Act; To Prescribe The Duties Of The State Department Of Health Regarding This Act; To Allow Political Subdivisions To Adopt Local Ordinances Relating To Smoking That Are More Restrictive Than This Act; To Repeal Sections 29-5-160 Through 29-5-163, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Are The Mississippi Clean Indoor Air Act; And For Related Purposes.

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Smoke-free Act of 2011; enact.



2011-02-01 Died In Committee
2011-01-17 Referred To Public Health and Human Services

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Bill Comments 750