GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2005

 

 

SESSION LAW 2005-19

HOUSE BILL 239

 

 

AN ACT to exempt from the law governing smoking restrictions local health departments and the buildings and grounds where they are located.

 

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

 

SECTION 1.  G.S. 143-599 reads as rewritten:

" 143-599.  Exemptions.

All of the following facilities shall be exempt from the provisions of this Article:

(1)       Any primary or secondary school or child care center, except for a teacher's lounge.

(2)       An enclosed elevator.

(3)       Public school bus.

(4)       Hospital, nursing home, rest home, and State facility operated under the authority of G.S. 122C-181.

(5)       Local health department.department and the building and grounds where the local health department is located.  For the purposes of this subdivision, "grounds" means the area located within 50 linear feet of a local health department.

(6)       Any nonprofit organization or corporation whose primary purpose is to discourage the use of tobacco products by the general public.

(7)       Tobacco manufacturing, processing, and administrative facilities."

SECTION 2.  This act is effective when it becomes law.

In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 18th day of April, 2005.

 

 

                                                                    s/ Marc Basnight

                                                                         President Pro Tempore of the Senate

 

 

                                                                    s/ James B. Black

                                                                         Speaker of the House of Representatives

 

 

                                                                    s/ Michael F. Easley

                                                                         Governor

 

 

Approved 7:38 p.m. this 28th day of April, 2005