Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
December 29, 1997
Harry Zeid (866-4753)
TITLE: CONCERNING A STRENGTHENING OF THE PROHIBITION AGAINST THE USE OF TOBACCO AT SCHOOLS.
Summary of Legislation
Under current law, a school district board of education is authorized to exempt any school or school property within the district from the prohibition against the use of tobacco on school property upon the board’s determination that extraordinary circumstances exist which warrant the granting of an exemption. This bill would eliminate that authority of a school board, effective July 1, 1999. The bill would also invalidate all exemptions previously granted by any school board, effective January 1, 2000.
The bill would not affect the revenues or expenditures of the state or of local school districts. Therefore, the bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact. The bill will become effective at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the ninety-day period after adjournment sine die of the General Assembly, or on the date of the official declaration of the vote of the people as proclaimed by the Governor, if a referendum petition is filed pursuant to Article V, Section 1 (3) of the State Constitution.