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California Government Code Section 7597.1

7597.1. (a) The governing bodies of the California State University, the University of California, and each community college district have the authority to:

(1) Set enforcement standards for their local campuses.

(2) Impose a fine for a first, second, and third offense and for each subsequent offense. The amount of fines is to be determined by the local governing body. Funds shall be allocated to include, but not be limited to, the designated enforcement agency, education and promotion of the policy, and tobacco cessation treatment options. The civil penalty shall not exceed one hundred dollars ($100).

(b) If a campus adopts the enforcement and fine measures in subdivision (a), it shall, and the campuses of the University of California may, post signs stating their tobacco use policy on campus, as follows:

(1) The locations at which smoking or tobacco use is prohibited on campus.

(2) The locations at which smoking or tobacco use is permitted on campus.

(c) If a campus adopts the enforcement and fine measure in subdivision (a), it shall, and a campus of the University of California may, inform employees and students of the tobacco use policy and enforcement measures employed on their campus.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 617, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2012.)

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