1st Session, 59th General Assembly
54 Elizabeth II, 2005
The Honourable Rodney J. MacDonald
Minister of Health Promotion
First Reading: October 13, 2005
Second Reading: October 18, 2005
Third Reading: November 3, 2005 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS) (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
This Bill requires all indoor workplaces and public places to be smoke-free, with the exception of designated smoking rooms in health-care facilities for the acute or long-term care of veterans, in licensed nursing homes and residential care facilities and in homes for aged and disabled persons. It also requires outdoor areas of all restaurants, lounges, beverage rooms and cabarets to be smoke-free.
1 Clause 2(e) of Chapter 12 of the Acts of 2002, the Smoke-free Places Act, is amended by adding "Promotion" immediately after "Health" in the first line.
2 (1) Subsection 5(1) of Chapter 12 is amended by adding immediately after clause (n) the following clauses:
(na) a restaurant;
(nb) a lounge or beverage room;
(nc) a private club;
(nd) a cabaret, club or other place licensed to serve alcoholic beverages;
(ne) a place that is being used for bingo;
(nf) a facility as defined in the Hospitals Act;
(2) Subsection 5(3) of Chapter 12 is repealed and the following subsections substituted:
(3A) No manager of an enclosed place referred to in subsection (1), of the grounds of a school or of an outdoor area referred to in subsection (3) shall permit any person to smoke in that place, on those grounds or in that area.
3 (1) Subsection 6(1) of Chapter 12 is amended by
(a) striking out clauses (a) and (b);
(b) adding "or" at the end of clause (c);
(c) striking out clauses (d) to (f);
(d) striking out "a facility as defined in the Hospitals Act" in the first and second lines of clause (g);
(e) striking out "or" at the end of clause (g);
(f) striking out clause (h); and
(g) adding "a resident of that place" immediately after "except" in the fifth-last line.(2) Subsections 6(2) to (9) of Chapter 12 are repealed and the following subsections substituted:
(4) No manager of an enclosed place referred to in subsection (1) shall permit any person under the age of nineteen years to enter or be in an area of that place in which smoking is permitted by that subsection.
4 Sections 7 and 8 of Chapter 12 are repealed and the following Section substituted:
5 Section 10 of Chapter 12 is repealed.
6 Subsection 11(7) of Chapter 12 is amended by adding "except as provided by the regulations" immediately after "offence" in the last line.
7 Subsection 15(1) of Chapter 12, as amended by Chapter 30 of the Acts of 2002, is further amended by
(a) striking out clauses (d) to (f);
(b) striking out "or place of employment" in the second line of clause (g);
(c) striking out "or place of employment" in the second line of clause (h);
(d) adding immediately after clause (l) the following clause:
(e) striking out clause (n).
8 Section 17 of Chapter 12 is repealed.
9 (1) Subsection 18(1) of Chapter 12 is amended by striking out ", except Section 17," in the first line.
(2) Subsection 18(2) of Chapter 12 is repealed.
10 This Act has effect on and after December 1, 2006, upon the Governor in Council so ordering and declaring by proclamation.