Senate File 263 - Introduced SENATE FILE 263 BY CHELGREN A BILL FOR An Act relating to exemptions from the prohibitions of the 1 smokefree air Act for some bars. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 2258SS (1) 85 pf/rj
S.F. 263 Section 1. Section 142D.2, subsections 1 and 17, Code 2013, 1 are amended to read as follows: 2 1. “Bar” means an establishment where one may purchase 3 alcoholic beverages, as defined in section 123.3 , for 4 consumption on the premises and in which the serving of food is 5 only incidental to the consumption of those sixty percent or 6 more of the gross revenue of the establishment is derived from 7 the sales of such beverages. 8 17. “Restaurant” means an eating establishments 9 establishment , including a private and or public school 10 cafeterias cafeteria , which offer offers food to the public, 11 guests, or employees, including the kitchen and catering 12 facilities in which food is prepared on the premises for 13 serving elsewhere, and including a bar an area within a 14 restaurant where one may purchase alcoholic beverages, as 15 defined in section 123.3, for consumption on the premises . 16 Sec. 2. Section 142D.3, subsection 2, paragraph b, Code 17 2013, is amended by striking the paragraph. 18 Sec. 3. Section 142D.4, subsection 10, Code 2013, is amended 19 to read as follows: 20 10. Only the gaming floor of a premises licensed pursuant 21 to chapter 99F exclusive of any bar or restaurant located 22 within the gaming floor which is an enclosed area and , unless 23 otherwise exempt pursuant to subsection 12, subject to the 24 prohibitions of section 142D.3 . 25 Sec. 4. Section 142D.4, Code 2013, is amended by adding the 26 following new subsection: 27 NEW SUBSECTION . 12. A bar to which only individuals 28 twenty-one years of age and older are invited and allowed 29 entrance. 30 EXPLANATION 31 This bill amends the smokefree air Act (Code chapter 142D) 32 relating to bars. The bill redefines “bar” under the Act 33 to provide that a bar is an establishment in which alcoholic 34 beverages may be purchased for consumption on the premises 35 -1- LSB 2258SS (1) 85 pf/rj 1/ 2
S.F. 263 and in which at least 60 percent of the gross revenue of the 1 establishment is derived from the sales of such beverages. The 2 bill changes the definition of “restaurant” to include areas of 3 the restaurant where alcoholic beverages can be purchased and 4 consumed rather than referring to the new definition of “bar”. 5 The bill exempts bars to which only individuals 21 years 6 of age and older are invited and allowed entrance from 7 the smoking prohibitions of the Act. The bill changes the 8 reference to bars that are located within gaming floors to 9 reflect the exemption. The bill also eliminates the provision 10 prohibiting smoking in the outdoor seating and serving areas 11 of restaurants. 12 -2- LSB 2258SS (1) 85 pf/rj 2/ 2