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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2008

LCO No. 5638

   
 

*SB0041905638SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 419

File No. 447

Cal. No. 301

In line 64, after "2009," insert, "except as provided in section 501 of this act,"

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective February 1, 2009) (a) For purposes of this section (1) "casino" has the same meaning as provided in subsection (a) of section 30-37k of the general statutes, (2) "gaming facility" has the same meaning as provided in subsection (a) of section 30-37k of the general statutes, and (3) "smoking" has the same meaning as provided in subsection (a) of section 19a-342 of the general statutes.

(b) On and after February 1, 2009, a casino permittee may allow smoking in designated areas of the gaming facility portion of the casino, provided such designated smoking areas are: (1) In the aggregate not in excess of twenty-five per cent of the total square footage of the gaming facility portion of the casino; (2) enclosed by solid walls or windows, a ceiling and a solid door; (3) equipped with a physical barrier or an air barrier system that creates an air curtain to prevent drift or penetration of tobacco smoke from a smoking area to a nonsmoking area; (4) equipped with an air ventilation and purification system that has the capacity of an electrically powered hospital grade HEPA Media Filter that cleans all the air in the designated smoking area at the minimum of the American Lung Association's standards and the commercial air cleaner manufacturers' recommended range of six to ten air changes per hour and filters not less than ninety-five per cent of three-tenths micron particulates efficiency, including dust, pollen, mold spores, bacteria, tobacco smoke and allergens and not less than ninety-five per cent removal of gases, vapors, volatile organic compounds and odor; and (5) equipped exclusively with automated gaming devices that do not require casino employees for their operation. "