Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code and the Smoke Free Illinois Act. Provides that specified provisions concerning cigarettes apply also to electronic cigarettes. Defines "electronic cigarette" as any electronically actuated device which in operation causes the user to exhale any smoke, vapor, or other substance other than those produced by unenhanced human exhalation. Permits theater actors to use electronic cigarettes within performance spaces. Defines other terms.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Prohibits the use of vapor products on school property, including, but not limited to, in or on the grounds of any school, preschool, or day care facility, or at any off-campus school-sponsored or school-sanctioned event, by any school personnel, student, or other person when such property is being used for any school purposes. Defines "vapor product" to mean any non-combustible tobacco-derived product containing nicotine, such as an electronic cigarette, that employs a mechanical heating element, battery, or electronic circuit, regardless of shape or size, that can be used to heat a liquid nicotine solution that can be used with or in a vapor product. Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Prohibits the use of vapor products in any dormitory of any public or nonpublic institution of higher education. Amends the Department of Central Management Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Prohibits the use of vapor products in the hallways and common areas within any State governmental building except in Illinois Veterans' Homes operated and maintained by the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs.
House Committee Amendment No. 2 Provides that "vapor product" does not include any device used by a registered qualifying patient under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program for the ingestion of cannabis.