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Introduced Version Senate Bill 113 History

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Senate Bill No. 113

(By Senator Weeks)

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[Introduced February 9, 2005; referred to the Committee

on the Judiciary; and then to the Committee on Finance.]

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A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §21-3-19a, relating to requiring employers to provide employees and others a sheltered place outside the work premises building to smoke when smoking is prohibited entirely in the building.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §21-3-19a, to read as follows:

ARTICLE 3. SAFETY AND WELFARE OF EMPLOYEES.

§21-3-19a. Requirement for shelter when employees smoke.

Every employer who prohibits smoking in any building where employees work, shall provide a sheltered area in close proximity to, at least, one routinely used point of ingress and egress of the building where employees or others will be permitted to smoke tobacco products. The sheltered area shall, at a minimum, be well ventilated, have a roof and walls, and in the winter months, be equipped with a safe and adequate source of heat.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require employers to provide employees and others a sheltered place outside the work premises to smoke when smoking is prohibited entirely in the building.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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