Session of 1999
HOUSE BILL No. 2261
By Representative Benlon
10 AN ACT concerning crimes and punishments; relating to smoking;
11 amending K.S.A. 21-4010 and 21-4011 and repealing the existing
14 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
15 Section 1. K.S.A. 21-4010 is hereby amended to read as follows: 21-
(a) No person shall smoke in a public place or at a public meeting
except in designated smoking areas.
(b) Smoking areas may be designated by proprietors or other persons
in charge of public places, except in passenger elevators, school buses,
public means of mass transportation and any other place in which smoking
is prohibited by the fire marshal or by other law, ordinance or regulation.
(c) Where smoking areas are designated, existing physical barriers
and ventilation systems shall be used to minimize the toxic effect of smoke
in adjacent nonsmoking areas.
25 Sec. 2. K.S.A. 21-4011 is hereby amended to read as follows: 21-
26 4011. The proprietor or other person in charge of the premises of a public
27 place shall post or cause to be posted in a conspicuous place signs clearly
28 stating that smoking is prohibited by state law.
The person in charge of
the premises shall also post or cause to be posted in any designated smok-
ing area, signs stating that smoking is permitted in such room or area.
The proprietor or person in charge of the public place shall have the
authority to establish the percentage of area in the public place which
shall be posted and designated as a smoking area.
34 Sec. 3. K.S.A. 21-4010 and 21-4011 are hereby repealed.
35 Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
36 publication in the statute book.