ORS 192.710¹
Smoking in public meetings prohibited

(1) No person shall smoke or carry any lighted smoking instrument in a room where a public meeting is being held or is to continue after a recess. For purposes of this subsection, a public meeting is being held from the time the agenda or meeting notice indicates the meeting is to commence regardless of the time it actually commences.

(2) As used in this section:

(a) "Public meeting" means any regular or special public meeting or hearing of a public body to exercise or advise in the exercise of any power of government in buildings or rooms rented, leased or owned by the State of Oregon or by any county, city or other political subdivision in the state regardless of whether a quorum is present or is required.

(b) "Public body" means the state or any department, agency, board or commission of the state or any county, city or other political subdivision in the state.

(c) "Smoking instrument" means any cigar, cigarette, pipe or other smoking equipment. [1973 c.168 §1; 1979 c.262 §1]

Chapter 192

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Attorney General's Public Meetings and Records Manual, (1973) Vol 36, p 543; public meetings and records manual, (1976) Vol 37, p 1087; pro­hi­bi­­tion on disclosing marriage records, (1998) Vol 49, p 21

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 192—Records; Public Reports and Meetings, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­192.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 192, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­192ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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