AN ACT PROHIBITING SMOKING IN CERTAIN STATE BUILDINGS.
, The deferred operation of this act would
tend to defeat its purpose, which is immediately to
prohibit smoking in certain state facilities,
therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law,
necessary for the immediate preservation of the
public health and convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
The second paragraph of section 22 of chapter 270 of the General Laws, as
appearing in the 1996 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the
following two sentences:- No person shall smoke in the state house or in any
building owned by the commonwealth or in any space occupied by a state agency
or department of
the commonwealth which is located in another building, including any private
in any such building or space mentioned in this sentence, notwithstanding the
provisions of the last paragraph. The provisions of the foregoing sentence
shall not apply to residents or patients of state hospitals, the Soldiers' Home
in Massachusetts, the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke and any substance abuse
treatment center under the jurisdiction of the commonwealth.