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California Government Code Section 7596

7596. As used in this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:

(a) Public building means a building owned and occupied, or leased and occupied, by the state, a county, a city, a city and county, or a California community college district.

(1) Inside a public building includes all indoor areas of the building, except for covered parking lots and residential space. Inside a public building also includes any indoor space leased to the state, county, or city, except for covered parking lots and residential space.

(2) Residential space means a private living area, but it does not include common areas such as lobbies, lounges, waiting areas, elevators, stairwells, and restrooms that are a structural part of a multicomplex building such as a dormitory.

(3) (A) Covered parking lot means an area designated for the parking of vehicles that is enclosed or contains a roof or ceiling. Covered parking lot does not include lobbies, lounges, waiting areas, elevators, stairwells, and restrooms that are a structural part of the parking lot or a building to which it is attached.

(B) The application of this subparagraph shall not supersede or render inapplicable permitted smoking of tobacco products under this chapter within any other part of a covered parking lot not specifically listed in subparagraph (1).

(b) State or state agency means a state agency, as defined pursuant to Section 11000, the Legislature, the Supreme Court and the courts of appeal, and each campus of the California State University and the University of California.

(c) Public employee means an employee of a state agency or an employee of a county or city.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 736, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2007.)

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