SENATE, No. 2332
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 7, 2005
Senator BARBARA BUONO
District 18 (Middlesex)
Senator FRED MADDEN
District 4 (Camden and Gloucester)
Assemblyman JOHN F. MCKEON
District 27 (Essex)
Assemblywoman LORETTA WEINBERG
District 37 (Bergen)
Assemblymen Panter, Chiappone, Morgan, Assemblywoman Previte and Assemblyman Conaway
Prohibits smoking in college and university dormitories.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As amended by the General Assembly on May 16, 2005.
(Sponsorship Updated As Of: 6/21/2005)
An Act prohibiting smoking in college and university dormitories and amending P.L.1981, c.320.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. Section 3 of P.L.1981, c.320 (C.26:3D-17) is amended to read as follows:
3. a. The appropriate governing body, board or individual responsible for or who has control of the administration of a school, college, university, or professional training school, either public or private, except the board of education of a school district, shall make and enforce suitable regulations controlling the smoking of tobacco on their premises, except in those areas within the premises wherein smoking is prohibited by municipal ordinance under authority of R.S.40:48-1 and 40:48-2 or by any other statute or regulation adopted pursuant to law for purposes of protecting life and property from fire. The governing body, board or individual may, but need not, designate certain areas within the premises as areas in which smoking is permitted. Smoking in classrooms, lecture halls and auditoriums shall be prohibited except as part of a classroom instruction or a theatrical production. Smoking shall be prohibited in any 2portion of a2 building used as a student dormitory that is owned and operated 1or otherwise utilized1 by a school or institution of higher education.
b. The board of education of each school district shall make and enforce regulations to prohibit the smoking of tobacco anywhere in its buildings or on school grounds, except as part of a classroom instruction or a theatrical production.
(cf: P.L.2001, c.226, s.1)
2. This act shall take effect on the 60th day after enactment.