2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
January 9, 2012 - Introduced by Representatives Kooyenga, Pridemore, Endsley,
Bernier, Kestell and
Craig, cosponsored by Senators Grothman and Kedzie.
Referred to Committee on Homeland Security and State Affairs.
1An Act to renumber
101.123 (1) (h); and
101.123 (1) (h) 2m. of the 2
statutes; relating to: exempting electronic smoking devices from the types of
3smoking devices that may not be used in certain locations.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Current law prohibits smoking in most indoor locations that are not private
residences, including lodging establishments. Current law defines "smoking" to
mean burning or holding, or inhaling or exhaling smoke from, any lighted smoking
equipment containing tobacco including a cigar, cigarette, or pipe.
This bill specifies that the term "smoking," for purposes of the general
prohibition against smoking in indoor locations, does not include holding, or inhaling
or exhaling vapor or a vaporized solution from, an electronic device that does not
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB469, s. 1
101.123 (1) (h) of the statutes is renumbered 101.123 (1) (h) 1m.
AB469, s. 2
101.123 (1) (h) 2m. of the statutes is created to read:
(h) 2m. "Smoking" does not include holding, or inhaling or exhaling 2
vapor or a vaporized solution from, an electronic device that does not contain tobacco.