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Title 18 : Health


(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 1741)
  • § 1741. Definitions

    As used in this chapter:

    (1) "Tobacco products" shall have the meaning given in 7 V.S.A. § 1001.

    (2) "A place of public access" means any place of business, commerce, banking, financial service, or other service-related activity, whether publicly or privately owned and whether operated for profit or not, to which the general public has access or which the general public uses. The term includes:

    (A) buildings;

    (B) offices;

    (C) means of transportation;

    (D) common carrier waiting rooms;

    (E) arcades;

    (F) restaurants, bars, and cabarets;

    (G) retail stores;

    (H) grocery stores;

    (I) libraries;

    (J) theaters, concert halls, auditoriums, and arenas;

    (K) barber shops and hair salons;

    (L) laundromats;

    (M) shopping malls;

    (N) museums and art galleries;

    (O) sports and fitness facilities;

    (P) planetariums;

    (Q) historical sites;

    (R) common areas of nursing homes and hospitals, including the lobbies, hallways, elevators, restaurants, restrooms, and cafeterias; and

    (S) buildings or facilities owned or operated by a social, fraternal, or religious club.

    (3) "Hospital" means a place devoted primarily to the maintenance and operation of diagnostic and therapeutic facilities for inpatient medical or surgical care of individuals suffering from illness, disease, injury, or deformity, or for obstetrics.

    (4) "Publicly owned buildings and offices" means enclosed indoor places or portions of such places owned, leased, or rented by State, county, or municipal governments, or by agencies supported by appropriation of, or by contracts or grants from, funds derived from the collection of federal, State, county, or municipal taxes.

    (5) "Tobacco substitutes" shall have the same meaning as in 7 V.S.A. § 1001. (Added 1993, No. 46, § 2; amended 2005, No. 34, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2005; 2013, No. 135 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 2015, No. 108 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)