1997 Regular Session
To: Public Health and Welfare
By: Representative Holland (By Request)
House Bill 632
AN ACT TO REQUIRE EVERY LICENSED INSTITUTION FOR THE AGED OR INFIRM TO HAVE A SMOKING POLICY THAT INCLUDES PROVISION FOR A DESIGNATED SMOKING AREA FOR RESIDENTS, STAFF AND VISITORS; TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISPLAY OF SIGNS THAT DESIGNATE BOTH SMOKING AND NONSMOKING AREAS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) Every licensed institution for the aged or infirm, as defined in Section 43-11-1, shall have a smoking policy that includes, but is not limited to, provision for a designated area where smoking is permitted for residents, staff and visitors. The owner, manager or agent in charge of the premises shall display in a conspicuous manner signs that designate both smoking and nonsmoking areas, except that signs are not required in private offices.
(2) Violations of subsection (1) of this section may subject the licensee to the revocation or suspension of his license as provided in Section 43-11-11.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.