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H.R. 4546 (99th): Non-Smokers’ Rights Act of 1986


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4/9/1986--Introduced. Non-Smokers' Rights Act of 1986 - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services, within 180 days of enactment of this Act, to promulgate regulations designating the areas in which smoking shall be allowed within buildings or building sections occupied by the Government. Requires the conspicuous display of signs at building entrances and in areas where smoking is permitted. Directs the Secretary to solicit comments from labor organizations and local health organizations prior to promulgating regulations. Prohibits such regulations from superseding those which provide more stringent restrictions on smoking. Declares that nothing in this Act prevents more stringent regulations from being promulgated.