How is the act enforced?
Enforcement is handled on a complaint basis. The Illinois Department of Public Health, law enforcement agencies, and the McLean County Health Department are designated as enforcement agents under the new law and will follow-up on complaints as warranted. Violators (those who smoke in prohibited areas or proprietors who allow smoking in such areas) are subject to warnings or fines under the law. Each day that a violation occurs is a seperate violation.

A person who smokes in a prohibited area shall be fined from $100 to $250. A person who owns, oeprates or controls a public place or place of employment that violates the act shall be fined $250 for the first violation, $500 for the second violation within one year of the first violation, and $2,500 for each addtional violation within one year of the first violation.

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1. What is the Smoke-Free Illinois Act?
2. What is the purpose of the Smoke-Free Illinois Act?
3. Where is smoking allowed?
4. If an organization was exempt under a local ordinance, is it still exempt?
5. Can other non-smoking areas be established?
6. What else is required for compliance with the law?
7. How is the act enforced?
8. Where can patrons register complaints?