Oregon Smokefree Workplace Law, ORS 433.853-433.990:
In June 2007, the Oregon legislature passed a law strengthening the Oregon Smokefree Workplace Law. The new restrictions went into effect on January 1, 2009.
The law expands the number of indoor workplaces that are required to be smokefree. Smoking is prohibited in most public places and workplaces with few exceptions. Public place means any enclosed area open to the public. Place of employment means every enclosed area under the control of a public or private employer that employees frequent during the course of employment.
The law also prohibits smoking within 10 feet of entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes of workplaces or public places.
In addition, the college residence halls are smoke-free.Smoking of any substance is prohibited in the residence halls and apartments. This includes smoking out of the window while the smoker is in the building. Smoking is not permitted on balconies. Evidence of smoking in the residence halls, apartments, or balconies may result in the student being fined $100 per incident and/or other suitable sanction(s) (for example, community service) as determined by the Assistant Dean of Students for Residence Life.
See also the Housing Contract for more information.
(last modified: November 7, 2012)