Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Smoke-Free Campus Act. Sets forth the General Assembly's findings. Provides that beginning on July 1, 2014, smoking is prohibited on each campus of a State-supported institution of higher education. Provides that on or before December 31, 2013, each State-supported institution of higher education shall establish a community task force for the purpose of coordinating with community and campus leaders for the implementation of the Act. Provides that the governing board of each State-supported institution of higher education shall implement the Act and shall promulgate all policies and regulations necessary for this purpose, including, but not limited to, disciplinary action, fines, and an appeals process. Effective immediately.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Provides that the prohibition against smoking on each campus of a State-supported institution of higher education shall not apply to any instance in which an individual is traveling through or parked on a campus in a vehicle that is not owned by a State-supported institution of higher education.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill, with the following changes. Excludes property covered under the Smoke Free Illinois Act from the definition of "campus". Makes a change to the definition of "smoke" or "smoking" with respect to products approved or certified by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Makes changes to dates. Removes the exception to the smoking prohibition for individuals parked on campus. Requires the creation and posting of a smoke-free campus map. Deletes language that provides that any State-supported institution of higher education may regulate smoking in public places, but that regulation must be no less restrictive than this Act. Adds language that provides that in case of conflict with provisions of the Smoke Free Illinois Act, the provisions of the Smoke Free Illinois Act shall control. Effective immediately.