SB 6

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2015-2016, 2nd Special Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jul 16, 2015
  • Passed Senate Aug 27, 2015
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Smoking in the workplace.


Existing law prohibits smoking of tobacco products inside an enclosed space, as defined, at a place of employment. The violation of the prohibition against smoking in enclosed spaces of places of employment is an infraction punishable by a specified fine. This bill would expand the prohibition on smoking in a place of employment to include an owner-operated business, as defined. This bill would also eliminate most of the specified exemptions that permit smoking in certain work environments, such as hotel lobbies, bars and taverns, banquet rooms, warehouse facilities, and employee break rooms. By expanding the scope of an infraction, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (1)



Mar 15, 2016


From Assembly without further action.

Aug 27, 2015


In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.


Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 24. Noes 13. Page 48.) Ordered to the Assembly.

Aug 25, 2015


Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 24, 2015


From committee: Be ordered to second reading pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8 and be amended.

Aug 21, 2015


Set for hearing August 24.

Aug 19, 2015


From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 2. Page 28.) (August 19). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Aug 13, 2015


Set for hearing August 19.

Jul 17, 2015


From printer.

Jul 16, 2015


Introduced. Read first time. Referred to Com. on P.H. & D.S.

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-1
Com. on P.H. & D.S.


To print.

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07/16/15 - Introduced PDF
08/25/15 - Amended Senate PDF

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