Smoking Policy

The Morrisville Public Library is committed to providing a smoke-free environment for both the public and staff.  To reach this goal, the Library has updated its no-smoking policy to comply with the amended New York State Clean Indoor Air Act and the Public Health Law §1399-o.

Smoking shall be defined as the burning of a cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other matter or substance that contains tobacco or use of an electronic cigarette (e-cig or e-cigarette), personal vaporizer (PV) or electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) or any other battery-operated vaporizer which produces a mist rather than cigarette smoke.

Smoking, as defined above, is prohibited on the entire library property.  This prohibition shall apply to all Library employees, trustees, volunteers, contractors and consultants.  It also applies to all patrons and other visitors to the Library.

As per New York State Law,

Smoking shall not be permitted and no person shall smoke within one hundred feet of the entrances, exits or outdoor areas of any public or association library as defined in subdivision two of section two hundred fifty-three of the education law; provided, however, that the provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to smoking in a residence, or within the real property boundary lines of such residential real property.

No Smoking signs stating that smoking cannot occur within 100 feet of the doors of the library shall be prominently displayed outside all doors to the building (fire exits included) and will be properly maintained.  (100 feet from all doors of the library includes the public sidewalk in front of the library.)

The Library Manager will be the designated contact for complaints and will have the duty to inform individuals when they are in violation of the law.  Staff members who see individuals violating this policy must inform the Library Manager as soon as possible.

Adopted May 23, 2019

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