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This petition is being introduced to collect enough signatures to get a new issue placed on the May 2007 ballot to repeal Issue 5 which was recently passed in the November election of 2006. This petition is only to be signed by registered voters of Richland County. If you are not a registered voter of Richland County please go to{countyname} (no brackets are necessary) to see if a petition has been started for your county. It is the position of the signers of this petition that since smoking tobacco is not an illegal activity, it is therefore the right of any business owner to determine if he or she will or will not allow smoking in their establishment. This issue is not limited to any certain business activity unless there are OSHA / EPA regulations against smoking in such businesses such as dispensing flammable liquids, etc. Articles: 1) Each business owner shall have the opportunity to determine if he or she will allow smoking in their establishment. 2) Each business owner can choose to have smoking, no smoking, or a combination of both smoking and no smoking. 3) Regardless of which choice the business owner makes, the business must display in clearly legible English that the business does or does not permit smoking on every entry door to the location that is accessible by the public. 4) In the event a business chooses to provide both smoking and no smoking, then the following provisions must be made: a) The smoking area must be totally segregated from the non smoking area by walls, doors, or similar fixed devices that prevent smoke from entering into the non smoking area. b) The smoking area must have separate exhaust ventilation for the removal of smoke. c) The smoking area must have sufficient negative air flow relative to the non smoking area that when doors or other closures are opened no smoke will enter the non smoking area. d) The business owner is responsible for testing not less than annually to ensure all apparatus for the prevention of smoke migrating into the non smoking area are functional and operating as intended. 5) This rule cannot be overturned by other legislation as long as it is legal to smoke tobacco in the state of Ohio.


Bob Ganfield Citizen, Richland County If you wish to continue this petition in your county please contact me via email at Thank you.
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