Report Title:

Smoking; Public Beaches, Parks, Recreational Areas; Disposal

 

Description:

Prohibits smoking on public beaches and parks and certain recreational areas. Prohibits disposal of smoking waste in any place where smoking is prohibited, except in designated waste disposal container. Subjects violators to $250 fine.

 


HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2305

TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE, 2008

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT


 

 

relating to smoking.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 328J, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding two new sections to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"328J-A Disposal of smoking waste. (a) No person shall dispose of any cigarette, cigar, or tobacco product, or any part thereof, in any place where smoking is prohibited under this chapter, except in a designated waste disposal container.

(b) Any person who violates this section shall be fined not more than $250.

328J-B Prohibition in certain places open to the public. Smoking shall be prohibited in the following areas open to the public:

(1) Public beaches and public parks; and

(2) In any area where smoking is otherwise not prohibited, any place within twenty-five feet of playground equipment installed for public use by children, play pits, play structures, bleachers, backstops, sports fields, ball diamonds, basketball, handball, tennis, and paddle tennis courts, and areas in which notice is posted that permits are required to reserve the area for picnics."

SECTION 2. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun, before its effective date.

SECTION 3. In codifying the new sections added by section 1 of this Act, the revisor of statutes shall substitute appropriate section numbers for the letters used in designating the new sections in this Act.

SECTION 4. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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