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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 415

 

January Session, 2011

 

LCO No. 1258

   

Referred to Committee on Public Health

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING STATE OVERSIGHT OVER HOOKAH LOUNGES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That chapter 368a of the general statutes be amended to provide the Department of Public Health with oversight authority over the operation of hookah lounges and to require the Commissioner of Public Health to promulgate regulations that protect the public health and well-being of persons who visit, or are employed by, such lounges.

Statement of Purpose:

To protect and promote public health by establishing state oversight over hookah lounges.