HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

525

TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2015

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to state parks.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 184, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"184- Smoking or use of tobacco products prohibited. (a) Within the state park system, it shall be unlawful for any person to engage in:

(1) Smoking or the use of electronic smoking devices; or

(2) The use of tobacco or betel nut products;

provided that the department may designate areas where this section shall not apply.

(b) Clearly legible signs shall be conspicuously posted at each park and shall include the words "Smoking, Use of Electronic Smoking Devices, or Use of Tobacco or Betel Nut Products Prohibited by Law" with letters of not less than one inch in height.

(c) For purposes of this section:

"Betel nut products" means any chewable substance containing the seed of the areca palm, otherwise known as Areca catechu or betel nut.

"Cigarette" means any roll for smoking that:

(1) Is made wholly or in part of tobacco, irrespective of size or shape and whether or not the tobacco is flavored, adulterated, or mixed with any other ingredient; and

(2) Has a wrapper or cover that is made of paper or any other substance or material other than tobacco.

"Cigar" means any roll for smoking made wholly or in part of tobacco if the product is wrapped in any substance containing tobacco.

"Electronic smoking device" means any electronic product that can be used to simulate smoking in the delivery of nicotine or other substances to the person inhaling from the device, including but not limited to an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, or electronic pipe, and any cartridge or other component of the device or related product.

"Smoking" means inhaling or exhaling upon, burning, or carrying any lit cigarette, cigar, or pipe.

"Tobacco products" means tobacco in any form, other than cigarettes, that is prepared or intended for consumption or for personal use by humans, including cigars and any substitutes thereof other than cigarettes that bear the semblance thereof, snuff, chewing or smokeless tobacco, and smoking or pipe tobacco."

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. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

State Park System; Smoking or Use of Tobacco or Betel Nut Products Prohibited

 

Description:

Prohibits smoking and the use of tobacco, electronic smoking devices, or betel nut products within the state park system. Requires posting of signage. Includes definitions.

 

 

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