GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
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:
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
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
Approved 7:38 p.m. this 28th day of April, 2005