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410 ILCS 82/35

    (410 ILCS 82/35)
    Sec. 35. Exemptions. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, smoking is allowed in the following areas:
        (1) Private residences or dwelling places, except
    
when used as a child care, adult day care, or healthcare facility or any other home-based business open to the public.
        (2) Retail tobacco stores as defined in Section 10
    
of this Act in operation prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly. The retail tobacco store shall annually file with the Department by January 31st an affidavit stating the percentage of its gross income during the prior calendar year that was derived from the sale of loose tobacco, plants, or herbs and cigars, cigarettes, pipes, or other smoking devices for smoking tobacco and related smoking accessories. Any retail tobacco store that begins operation after the effective date of this amendatory Act may only qualify for an exemption if located in a freestanding structure occupied solely by the business and smoke from the business does not migrate into an enclosed area where smoking is prohibited.
        (3) (Blank).
        (4) Hotel and motel sleeping rooms that are rented to
    
guests and are designated as smoking rooms, provided that all smoking rooms on the same floor must be contiguous and smoke from these rooms must not infiltrate into nonsmoking rooms or other areas where smoking is prohibited. Not more than 25% of the rooms rented to guests in a hotel or motel may be designated as rooms where smoking is allowed. The status of rooms as smoking or nonsmoking may not be changed, except to permanently add additional nonsmoking rooms.
        (5) Enclosed laboratories that are excluded from the
    
definition of "place of employment" in Section 10 of this Act. Rulemaking authority to implement this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, if any, is conditioned on the rules being adopted in accordance with all provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and all rules and procedures of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules; any purported rule not so adopted, for whatever reason, is unauthorized.
        (6) Common smoking rooms in long-term care facilities
    
operated under the authority of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs or licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act that are accessible only to residents who are smokers and have requested in writing to have access to the common smoking room where smoking is permitted and the smoke shall not infiltrate other areas of the long-term care facility. Rulemaking authority to implement this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, if any, is conditioned on the rules being adopted in accordance with all provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and all rules and procedures of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules; any purported rule not so adopted, for whatever reason, is unauthorized.
        (7) A convention hall of the Donald E. Stephens
    
Convention Center where a meeting or trade show for manufacturers and suppliers of tobacco and tobacco products and accessories is being held, during the time the meeting or trade show is occurring, if the meeting or trade show:
            (i) is a trade-only event and not open to the
        
public;
            (ii) is limited to attendees and exhibitors that
        
are 21 years of age or older;
            (iii) is being produced or organized by a
        
business relating to tobacco or a professional association for convenience stores; and
            (iv) involves the display of tobacco products.
        Smoking is not allowed in any public area outside of
    
the hall designated for the meeting or trade show.
        This paragraph (7) is inoperative on and after
    
October 1, 2015.
(Source: P.A. 98-1023, eff. 8-22-14.)