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Last Updated: 10/18/2006
Administrative Code 290-3-1.02(1)(b)(3) (1998) effective with the 1995-96 school year and thereafter, requires local boards of education to adopt a uniform policy prohibiting the use of tobacco products on school property and prescribing specific penalties for violating this policy.
Last Updated: 5/17/2009
Code 6-21-609 (1999) prohibits smoking or use of tobacco products on any property owned or leased by the school district. A copy of the policy shall be posted at the entrance of every building owned or leased by the public school and on every school bus used to transport public school students.
Last Updated: 4/28/2008
ARS 36-798.03 (2000) prohibits the use of tobacco on school grounds, in school buildings, in school parking lots or playing fields, in school buses or vehicles or at off-campus school sponsored events. Note: Arizona meets CDC's definition of a comprehensive tobacco-free schools policy.
Last Updated: 2/25/2009
Education Code 48901 (1986) states that no school shall permit the smoking or use of tobacco, or any product containing tobacco or nicotine products, by pupils of the school while the pupils are on campus, or while attending school-sponsored activities or while under the supervision and control of school district employees.
Education Code 48900 (2007) states that only with the superintendent's or principal's determination that a pupil has possessed or used tobacco, or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products may a student be suspended or recommended for expulsion from school.
According to the California Health and Safety Code 104420, local education agencies that are certified as having a fully implemented tobacco-free school district board policy are eligible to apply for funding. The policy must prohibit the use of tobacco products, any time, in district-owned or leased buildings, on district property and in district vehicles.
Last Updated: 8/11/2008
Statute 25-14-103.5 (1998) mandates each school district to adopt policies and rules prohibiting the use of all tobacco products by students, teachers, staff, and visitors on all school property which includes school grounds and school transportation vehicles. Signs are to be prominently posted on all school property.
Last Updated: 10/25/2011
Statute Chapter 368, Section 19a-342 (2004) states that smoking is prohibited in public places including school buildings while school is in session or student activities are being conducted and requires signs to be posted in each building stating that smoking is prohibited by state law. Statute Chapter 943, Section 53-198 (1959) prohibits smoking on school buses.
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Last Updated: 4/28/2013
Section B2502.3 of Chapter B25 of Title 5 in the D.C. Municipal Regulations (DCMR) (2009) lists “possession or use of tobacco” as a Tier III behaviors that, in addition to lesser consequences, may result in either on-site or off-site suspension.
Last Updated: 4/28/2008
Code 16:29-2903 (2002) prohibits smoking in public and nonpublic schools. Administrative Code 14:877 (2003) requires each school district and charter school to have a policy that prohibits the use of or distribution of tobacco products in school buildings, on school grounds, in school leased or owned vehicles, even when they are not used for student purposes, and at all school affiliated functions. Note:
Last Updated: 4/23/2013
Statute 386.212 (2002) prohibits any person under the age of 18 to smoke tobacco in, on, or within 1,000 feet of school property between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and midnight.
Last Updated: 7/28/2009
Code 31-12A-4(10) (2005) prohibits smoking in enclosed public spaces, the definition of which includes public schools.
Last Updated: 1/9/2006
Rule Â§8-31-3 (1993) prohibits smoking and use of other tobacco products at all times in all school buildings, facilities, and school vehicles. Education Rule Â§8-31-4 (1993) requires the principal to give written notice by letter to all students enrolled in community schools and to school employees and to post written signs for all visitors and guests stating that the school is a tobacco-free school. HRS Â§302A-102 (2004) also prohibits the use of tobacco at all public schools or at public functions. However, the department is also to provide breaks throughout the work day for public employees during which they may smoke at off-campus locations.
Last Updated: 11/29/2010
Code 142D requires smoke free air with penalties. Prohibits smoking in school districts and anywhere on school grounds. Code 279.9 prohibits the use of tobacco by any student and allows the local board to suspend or expel a student for violation of this code. The school accreditation standards, 281 IAC 12.3(6), requires school boards to adopt student responsibility and discipline policies on the use of tobacco.
Last Updated: 2/28/2013
The Idaho Clean Indoor Air law, Statutes 39-5501 through 5506 (2002) prohibits the smoking of tobacco products in "public or private elementary or secondary school buildings and educational facilities and within twenty (20) feet of entrances and exits of such buildings or facilities."
Last Updated: 10/24/2006
105 ILCS 5/10-20.5b (1995) prohibits the use of tobacco on school property by any school personnel, student, or other person when such property is being used for any school purposes.
Last Updated: 10/30/2007
Last Updated: 11/20/2011
Statute 72-53,107 (1988) prohibits the use of tobacco products in school buildings.
Last Updated: 5/22/2013
KRS 438.050 (1988) imposes a fine of between $1 to $5 on a person who smokes tobacco products in any school building or on school property when children are present. The board of education may, but is not required to, designate smoking areas for school employees, if outside of facilities where children are educated.
Last Updated: 12/8/2008
RS 17:240 (1994) prohibits the use of tobacco in any elementary or secondary school building and on any school bus transporting children attending a public school. The statute also prohibits the smoking or carrying of tobacco products, except in designated smoking areas. R.S. 40:1300.256 (2006) prohibits smoking in any school.
Last Updated: 11/22/2006
General Law 71.2A (no date available) states that it is unlawful for any primary or secondary public school student to use tobacco of any kind on school grounds during normal hours. General Law 71:37H (no date available) also prohibits the use of any tobacco product within school buildings, school facilities or on school grounds or buses by any individual including school personnel.
Last Updated: 11/23/2011
State Board of Education Regulations 13A.02.04.01, 13A.02.04.02, 13A.02.04.03, 13A.02.04.04, 13A.02.04.05, 13A.02.04.06, and 13A.02.04.07 (1992) prohibit the sale or use of tobacco in any form in school buildings at all times. Additionally, the sale or use of tobacco in any form is prohibited on school grounds during the official school day. The regulation requires each local school system to post notification to students, staff, and the general public that school buildings and grounds are tobacco free. The regulations further required the Maryland State Department of Education to develop guidelines to assist local school systems in implementing a tobacco-free environment. In addition to the Tobacco-Free School Environment, State Board of Education Regulation 13A.08.01.08 (2003) prohibits students from possessing or using tobacco in any form on school property.
Last Updated: 6/4/2013
Last Updated: 5/12/2008
Michigan Penal Code 750.473 (1993) prohibits the use of tobacco products on school property except in outdoor areas, including open-air stadiums, during the weekend hours or other days on which there are no regularly scheduled school hours, and after 6 p.m. on regular school days.
The State Board of Education's Policy on 24/7 Tobacco-Free Schools (2005), which builds off of their Policy on the Management of Asthma in Schools (2005), recommends schools to develop and adopt tobacco-free policies and practices. This policy should apply 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, on all school property, in any school transportation vehicle, and at school-sponsored events on or off school property.
Last Updated: 1/22/2006
Statute 144.412 (1987) prohibits smoking in areas where children are present and Statute 144.4165 (1999) specifically prohibits tobacco products in a public school. Statute 123B.93 (2003) further prohibits the advertisement of tobacco products on school buses. It is unlawful for youth under age 18 to use, possess, or sell tobacco as per Statute 609.685 (2000) of the Criminal Code.
Statute 121A.26 (1998) specifies that each public and non-public school participating in a chemical abuse program must have a pre-assessment team of school administrators and student services staff, and Statute 121A.29 (1998) requires teachers to report known or suspected chemical use by a student to the pre-assessment team.
Last Updated: 10/6/2011
Revised Statute 191.775 (1993) prohibits the use of tobacco in any indoor area of a public elementary or secondary school building or on buses used to transport student to or from school. The school board may, however, set policies permitting the use of tobacco in non-classroom or non-student facilities, on school grounds or outdoor areas the school board considers appropriate.
Last Updated: 4/28/2008
Criminal Code §97-32-9 (2000) prohibits students from possessing tobacco on any educational property. Code §97-32-29 (2000) further prohibits the use of tobacco on any educational property for adults who, if in violation, would be subject to a fine and issued a citation by a law enforcement officer.
Last Updated: 11/27/2011
MCA 20-1-220 (2005) prohibit the use of tobacco products in a public school building or on school property.
Last Updated: 4/28/2008
Statute §115C-407 (2007) requires local boards of education to adopt, implement and enforce a written policy prohibiting smoking at all times by any person in school buildings, in school facilities, on school campuses, and in or on any other school property owned or operated by the local school administrative unit. The policy shall prohibit the use of all tobacco products by persons attending a school-sponsored event at a location not listed in the statute when in the prescence of students or school personnel or in an area where smoking is otherwise prohibited by law. The policy must include adequate notice to students and school personnel, posting of signs prohibiting the use of tobacco at all times by any person in and on school property, and a requirement that school personnel enforce the policy.
Last Updated: 12/27/2011
Last Updated: 1/25/2006
Rule 92 NAC 91-005.06C (no date available) prohibits the use of tobacco products in a student transportation vehicle.
Last Updated: 12/22/2011
Last Updated: 1/22/2013
P.L.2009, c.182, P.L.2005, c.383, N.J.A.C. 13:28-6.14 and N.J.A.C. 8:6 prohibit any person from smoking or carrying lighted tobacco at any time on school grounds or on school buses or other vehicles owned or contracted by a board of education. State Board of Education Administrative Code N.J.A.C. 6A:16-1.3 defines “school grounds” to include land, portions of land, structures, buildings, and vehicles, when used for the provision of academic or extracurricular programs sponsored by the school district or community provider and structures that support these buildings and other facilities, playgrounds, and recreational places owned by local municipalities, private entities or other individuals during those times when the school district has exclusive use of a portion of such land. N.J.S.A. 26:3D-61 (2005) requires the person having control of an indoor public place or workplace to place a clearly visible sign at the entrance indicating that smoking is prohibited therein. State Board of Education Administrative Code N.J.A.C. 12:100-13.4 (1997) also require the administrator of each school building to post signs indicating that smoking is prohibited except in designated areas.
Last Updated: 9/16/2009
Last Updated: 12/5/2006
NRS 202.2491 (2003) restricts smoking to a designated area in any building occupied or owned by a state school district. A school district that prohibits the use of tobacco need not designate a separate area that may be used by pupils to smoke and may also impose more stringent restrictions on the smoking, use, sale, distribution, marketing, display or promotion of tobacco products. Lastly, smoking is prohibited on school buses.
Last Updated: 4/28/2008
Public Health Laws 1399-n and 1399-o (2003) prohibits smoking in places of employment, the definition of which includes school grounds. "School grounds" includes any building, structure and surrounding outdoor grounds, and any vehicles used to transport children or school personnel. Further, Education Law 409 (2003) prohibits tobacco use on school grounds (building, structure and surrounding outdoor grounds).
Last Updated: 4/30/2007
ORC Â§3313.751 (1995) states that no pupil shall smoke, use or possess any substance containing tobacco in any area under the control of a school district or at any activity supervised by any school operated by a school district.
Last Updated: 9/2/2008
Statute 63-1-1523 (2002) prohibits smoking and the use of any tobacco product in educational school buildings or on school grounds during the hours of 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, during the school session, or when class or any other program for students is in session. Educational facilities may, however, designate smoking areas outside of the buildings for adults during certain activities or functions.
Last Updated: 4/28/2008
OAR 333-015-0030 (2002) implements the Oregon Clean Air Act by prohibiting smoking in public places, defined as any enclosed indoor area including educational facilities. OAR 333-015-0040 (2002) further requires signs to be posted prominently at each outside entrance of a public place that use either the "no smoking" symbol or the words "No Smoking."
Last Updated: 4/28/2008
ORS 339.865 (1993) and OAR 581-021-0110 (2004) does not permit any person under the age of 18 to possess tobacco products on school grounds, in school facilities or at school-sponsored activities. OAR 581-021-0110 also prohibits the possession of tobacco products by students in any building, facility or vehicle owned or leased by the school district or charter school and by January 01, 2006, each district is required to establish policies and procedures to implement and enforce this rule for all students, staff, and visitors.
Last Updated: 9/28/2010
Act 27 (2008) Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits an individual from engaging in smoking in a public place. Schools are included in this policy.
Last Updated: 2/13/2013
Statute 23-20.10.3 (2004) prohibits smoking in public places, including school buildings, and classrooms. "No Smoking" signs must also be conspicuously posted in these places. Violation of these policies is punishable with a fine of $250 for a first offense and up to $1,000 for a third. Detailed guidelines enforcing these policies are found in Rule 23-20.10 (2004). Statute 23-20.9-5 (1992) requires the governing body of each school to develop enforcement procedures to prohibit the use of tobacco by any person on school facilities. The statute also requires "Tobacco-Free School - Tobacco Use Prohibited" signs to be posted at every entrance of the building and in every school bus and school vehicle. Further details of tobacco use policy in schools are provided in Section 36 of the Rules and Regulations for School Health (2009).
Last Updated: 10/14/2006
Code 44-95-20 (1996) deems it unlawful to smoke or possess lighted smoking material in public school or preschools where regular kindergarten, elementary, or secondary classes are held.
Code 59-67-150 (1962) prohibits any person from smoking any cigar, cigarette, pipe, tobacco or other substance in a school bus during the time of operation.
Last Updated: 1/12/2013
Code 22-36-2 (2002) prohibits smoking tobacco or carrying any lighted tobacco product in any public place including any elementary or secondary school building as defined in Code 22-36-3 (2002).
Last Updated: 2/5/2012
Code 39-17-1505 (2001) prohibits any person under the age of 18 to possess, purchase, or accept receipt a tobacco product. Furthermore, it is illegal to present or offer unto any person any false proof of age for the purpose of purchasing or receiving any tobacco product. Violation of this code is punishable by a fine between $10 and $50 and up to 50 hours of community service.
Code 39-17-1604 (2000) prohibits smoking in all public and private kindergarten, elementary and secondary schools. Adult staff members are, however, permitted to smoke outdoors, but not within 50 feet of any entrance into the building, and on school grounds after school hours, but not blocking any entrance to any building and not in any public seating area, bleachers for sporting events, or public restrooms. Additionally, Code 39-17-1803 (2007) prohibits smoking in enclosed school buildings.
Last Updated: 10/1/2010
Education Code 38.006 (1995) prohibits smoking or tobacco use or possession at a school-related activity on or off school property.
Last Updated: 4/26/2010
Code 26-38-2 (2007) prohibits smoking in public or private elementary and secondary school buildings and educational facilities and the property on which those faciities are located.
R277-605 (2002) requires coaches and other school leaders to refrain from using tobacco during school-sponsored activities.
Last Updated: 11/16/2010
the principal of each public school to collect and maintain information on incidence of crime and violence, including possession of tobacco products, and the students involved in such incidence that occur on school property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored activity. This information is reported semi-annually to the division superintendent who files an aggregate report with the Department of Education annually.
Last Updated: 12/29/2006
16 VSA Â§140 (1997) does not allow any person to use tobacco on public school grounds and no student is allowed to use tobacco at school-sponsored activities. The law requires each school board to adopt policies prohibiting the use and possession of tobacco by students.
Last Updated: 1/1/2007
RCW 28A.210.310 (1997) requires each school district to develop a policy prohibiting the use of all tobacco products on public school property. The policy should include, but not be limited to, providing notification to students and school personnel of the prohibition, the posting of signs prohibiting the use of tobacco products, sanctions for students and school personnel who violate the policy, and a requirement that district personnel enforce the prohibition.
Last Updated: 10/15/2008
Statute 120.12(20) (2001) prohibits the use of all tobacco products on premises owned, rented, or under the control of the school board. The school board may, however, allow the use of tobacco products by other persons using school district facilities for non-educational purposes.
Last Updated: 4/28/2008
Last Updated: 2/19/2006
No state policy.
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