Clean Indoor Air Act of 2006


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Clean Indoor Air Act of 2006

The Clean Indoor Air Act of 2006 does not protect all workers from the dangers of second-hand smoke.

Exemptions to the Clean Indoor Air Act (2006):

  • Private residences, except when used as a licensed child care, adult daycare, or health care facility
  • Hotel and motel rooms that are rented to guests and are designated as smoking rooms.
    • if a hotel or motel has more than twenty-five (25) guest rooms, not more than twenty percent (20%) of rooms rented to guests in a hotel or motel may be designated as exempt
  • All workplaces of any employer with fewer than three (3) employees.
    • This exemption does not apply to any public place
  • A retail tobacco store, if secondhand smoke from the store does not infiltrate into areas where smoking is prohibited under this
  • Areas within long-term care facilities that are designated by the facility as a smoking area or for supervised patient smoking only
  • Outdoor areas of places of employment
  • All workplaces of any manufacturer, importer, or wholesaler of tobacco products, of any tobacco leaf dealer or processor, and all tobacco storage facilities
  • All restaurants and bars licensed by the State of Arkansas that prohibit at all times all persons less than twenty-one (21)

What is prohibited by the Clean Indoor Air Act (2006)?

  • All vehicles and enclosed areas owned, leased, or operated by the State of Arkansas,
    • its agencies and authorities, and
    • any political subdivision of the state, municipal corporation, or local board or
    • any authority created by general, local, or special act of the General Assembly or by ordinance or resolution of the governing body of a county or municipal corporation individually or jointly with other political subdivisions or municipalities of the state.
  • All public places and enclosed areas within places of employment, including, but not limited to
    • Common work areas
    • Auditoriums
    • Classrooms
    • Conference and meeting rooms
    • Private offices
    • Elevators
    • Hallways
    • Health care facilities
    • Cafeterias
    • Employee lounges
    • Stairs
    • Restrooms
    • All other enclosed areas

An individual, person, entity, or business subject to the smoking prohibitions of this section shall not discriminate or retaliate in any manner against a person for making a complaint of a violation of this section or furnishing information concerning a violation to a person, entity, or business or to an enforcement authority.