Sac State University Policy Manual


Policy Administrator: Vice President for Administration
Authority: Assembly Bill 291, E.O. 599, PM 03-01, PM 02-02, PM 91-01
Effective Date: 1991
1991, 2002, 2003, 2008
Index Cross-References:

Policy File Number: ADM-0101



Assembly Bill 291 prohibiting smoking in state-owned vehicles and mobile equipment became effective in 1994.  CSU Executive Order 599, issued in 1993, prohibits smoking in all buildings and leased spaces throughout the system.  In addition, HR 2002-26 delegates authority to presidents and the chancellor to adopt rules regarding regulation of secondhand smoking to all individuals, including members of the public. The smoking policy at California State University, Sacramento, is hereby expanded to encompass the elements of all of these directives.

Definition:  Smoking means inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, or other smoking apparatus.

The University regulations are intended to mitigate exposure to secondhand smoke.

1. Smoking is prohibited in all university buildings and leased space (including space within
    buildings shared with others). This prohibition shall apply to any area enclosed by the
    perimeter (outermost) walls of the building, including restrooms, warehouse and storage
    space. Atriums, balconies, stairwells, and other similar building features are to be
    considered "within a building."

2. Smoking is prohibited in state/university-owned vehicles. This prohibition includes
    passenger vehicles and all other state-owned mobile equipment, including light and heavy
    duty trucks, cargo and passenger vans, buses, and any other mobile equipment with an
    enclosed or enclosable driver/passenger compartment.

3. Smoking is prohibited within 20 feet of doorways/buildings.

4. Smoking is prohibited within the stadium.

5. Smoking is prohibited on major walkways throughout campus.

6. Specific outside areas for smoking will not be established or identified.

The university will clearly display signs at the entrances/exits and other appropriate locations throughout facilities to notify tenants and the public that smoking is prohibited within the building.

The university will install ashtrays and other appropriate smoking litter appliances beyond 20 feet from doorways.

Procedures for Smoking Policy Violations


Approved by Alexander Gonzalez, President

November 20, 2008