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The DC Code: § 7-743 Exemptions.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)
a
The following places shall be exempt from the provisions of this subchapter:
1
A retail store that is used primarily for the sale of tobacco products and accessories in which the total annual revenue generated by the sale of non-tobacco products or accessories is no greater than 25% of the total revenue of the establishment; provided, that it does not share space with any other establishment;
2
A tobacco bar;
3
An outdoor area of a restaurant, tavern, club, brew pub, or nightclub;
4
A hotel room or motel room rented to one or more guests;
5
A medical treatment, research, or nonprofit institution where the activity of smoking is conducted for the purpose of medical research or is an integral part of a smoking cessation program; and
6
Theatrical productions.
b
A hotel licensed under § 25-113 shall be exempt from the provisions of this part once a year for one day for the purposes of hosting a special event which permits cigar smoking; provided, that the hotel shall:
1
Notify the Department of Health in writing in advance of the event;
2
Pay a fee of $2,500 to be remitted to the Regulatory Enforcement Fund as established under § 7-732; and
3
Permit employees to opt out of working the special event with no penalty.

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 19-21 designated the existing text as subsec. (a); and added subsec. (b). Temporary Amendments of Section Section 2 of D.C. Law 18-167 designated the existing text as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b) to read as follows: "(b) A hotel licensed under D.C. Official Code § 25-113(e) shall be exempt from the provisions of this part once a year for one day for the purposes of hosting a special event which permits cigar smoking; provided, that the hotel: "(1) Notifies the Department of Health in writing in advance of the special event; "(2) Has a ballroom or special event catering space with an occupancy of 500 or more persons; "(3) Permits employees to opt out of working the special event with no penalty; and "(4) Pays a fee of $250 to be remitted to the Department of Health Regulatory Enforcement Fund established under section 4903.". Section 4(b) of D.C. Law 18-167 provides that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. Section 3 of D.C. Law 19-53 rewrote subsec. (b) to read as follows: "(b) A hotel licensed under D.C. Official Code § 25-113 shall be exempt from the provisions of this part once a year for one day for the purposes of hosting a special event that permits cigar smoking; provided, that the hotel shall: "(1) Notify the Department of Health in writing in advance of the event; "(2) Have a ballroom or special-event-catering space with an occupancy of 500 or more persons; "(3) Pay a fee of $250 to be remitted to the Regulatory Enforcement Fund as established under section 4903; "(4) Permit employees to opt out of working the special event with no penalty; and "(5) Have been the recipient of a similar exemption between January 1, 2008, and October 1, 2011.". Section 15(b) of D.C. Law 19-53 provides that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Special Event Exemption Emergency Amendment Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-326, March 9, 2010, 57 DCR 2200). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 5042 of Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2011 (D.C. Act 19-93, June 29, 2011, 58 DCR 5599). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 3 of Revised Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Support Technical Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2011 (D.C. Act 19-157, October 4, 2011, 58 DCR 8688). Legislative History of Laws For Law 16-90, see notes following § 7-741. For history of Law 19-21, see notes under § 7-731. Miscellaneous Notes Short title: Section 5101 of D.C. Law 19-21 provided that subtitle K of title V of the act may be cited as "Special Events Exemption Amendment Act of 2011". DC CODE § 7-743 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Oct. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 14-28, § 4917, as added Apr. 4, 2006, D.C. Law 16-90, § 2(b), 53 DCR 1087; Sept. 14, 2011, D.C. Law 19-21, § 5102, 58 DCR 6226.)