Groups and businesses can sign up at https://micompco.wordpress.com/2019/01/22/signup/
Micompco (The Michigan Compromise Coalition) is an association of groups and small businesses working toward a common-sense compromise on Michigan’s smoking ban. We are not affiliated with big business or corporations in any way.
Smoking Ban Reasonable Compromise (SBRC)
To lessen the damaging economic effect of Michigan’s smoking ban and give owners more of a say, we are proposing the following common-sense exemptions and updates to the law:
1). Bars, cigar bars, and other establishments not already exempted which only admit persons age 21+.
2). Veteran halls, private clubs and charities, membership clubs, and banquet halls which admit only persons age 18+.
3). Open air patios, including patios where food and drinks are served.
4). Smoking rooms inside restaurants and other privately-owned establishments open to the public. The smoking rooms must have signage posted at their entrances designating them age 18+ and be separated by complete floor-to-ceiling enclosures and double doors.
If an establishment or area of an establishment falls within the exemptions listed above and allows smoking within an exempted indoor area on the premises:
A). Clear and conspicuous signage must be posted void of images or graphics at all exterior entrances stating no more and no less than the following: “This establishment permits indoor smoking in ALL areas which comply with EPA standards for good to moderate air quality.” OR “This establishment permits smoking ONLY in contained indoor area(s) which comply with EPA standards for good to moderate air quality.”
B. It must have ventilation equipment installed capable of removing smoke particles as small as 0.01 microns and maintaining a particulate matter PM 2.5 level equal to or less than 35.4 micrograms per cubic meter, which matches the EPA standard for good to moderate air quality.
C). It is required to have a PM 2.5 meter on the premises accessible to employees.
D). It is subject to random PM 2.5 on-site measurement inspections conducted by state officials, which will be conducted no more often than once per month. Any smoking establishment not meeting the 35.4 micrograms per cubic meter requirement during this inspection must increase its ventilation capacity to meet this requirement before its following inspection. Establishments failing two inspections in a row must:
D1). Not permit smoking within the establishment for no less than one year following the date of the second of its two consecutive violations.
D2). During the one year probationary period, the establishment in violation will be subject to any number of random state inspections to visually verify there is no smoking currently taking place inside the building. For each violation during this probationary period, the establishment shall be required to pay a fine of no more than $100. When one year has passed since the establishment’s initial second consecutive violation, it may again allow smoking within exempted areas and will be subject to the same ventilation requirement stipulated in this amendment.
Groups and businesses can show their support by signing up at https://micompco.wordpress.com/2019/01/22/signup/