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PART 39. Smoking Policy For State Unified Court System
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39.1 Smoking policy for places of employment in all courts . . .

Section 39.1 Smoking policy for places of employment in all courts and court-related agencies.

(a) Each court or agency shall provide nonsmoking employees with a smoke-free work area.

(b) Each court or agency, with the approval of the appropriate administrative judge or court administrator, may set aside a work area for smoking if all employees assigned to the work area agree to the designation.

(c) Each court or agency shall provide for contiguous nonsmoking areas in employee cafeterias, lunchrooms and lounges. The contiguous nonsmoking areas in employee cafeterias and lunchrooms shall be sufficient to meet employee demand.

(d) Smoking shall be prohibited in courtrooms, auditoriums, classrooms, restrooms, elevators, hallways, employee medical facilities and rooms or areas that contain photocopying equipment or other office equipment used in common.

(e) Smoking shall be prohibited in vehicles occupied by more than one employee unless the occupants of such vehicle agree that smoking may be permitted.

(f) Smoking shall be prohibited in conference rooms and meeting rooms unless everyone in that room agrees that smoking may be permitted.

(g) Each court or agency, with the approval of the appropriate administrative judge or court administrator, may designate a separate enclosed room or rooms not open to the public for use as a smoking area by employees.

Historical Note
Sec. filed Feb. 21, 1990 eff. April 1, 1990.

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