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Resolution Regarding the Revised HSU Campus Smoking Policy

Resolution Regarding the Revised HSU Campus Smoking Policy

Adopted 10/06/03

WHEREAS:                  The general student election of Spring 2003 yielded the

                              following results concerning the ballot question on the

                              campus smoking policy (students were asked to select the

                              policy that they most supported):

                                Should HSU maintain present policy of no smoking

                                within 15 feet of all campus buildings?

                              YES             357             39%

                                Should HSU ban smoking entirely?

                              YES             312             34%

                                Should HSU only allow smoking in certain

                                designated areas?

                                YES             244             27%

WHEREAS:                The Spring 2003 ballot question concerning the campus

                              smoking policy did not yield a declared majority preference

                              for any of the proposed policies,

WHEREAS:                The Associated Students of Humboldt State University have

                              extensively facilitated discussion between a variety of

                              students to vainly attempt to bring consensus on the smoking

                              policy,

WHEREAS:                  Governor Davis signed into effect Assembly Bill 846 which

                              prohibits smoking within 20 feet of all public buildings,

                              including CSU campus buildings, and therefore be it

RESOLVED:                The Associated Students of Humboldt State University

                              recommend a revised campus smoking policy that

                              incorporates the 20 foot restriction as specified within AB

                              846, but encourages (not necessitates) smoking to occur in

                              designated smoking areas across campus, and furthermore,

                              be it

RESOLVED:                That the location of designated smoking areas not be located

                              within any campus parking lot, and that the actual location

                              of these designated smoking areas will come as a result from

                              collaboration between the Department of HSU Physical

                              Services, students, faculty and staff, with specific emphasis

                              on the desired conduction of a campus walk through, and

                              furthermore, be it

RESOLVED:                The Associated Students of Humboldt State University,

                              encourage a thorough evaluation of enforcement practices

                              concerning the campus smoking policy with a prioritized

                              emphasis on community enforcement and respect rather than

                              official police enforcement; and furthermore, be it

RESOLVED:                That copies of the results of this ballot question will be sent

                              to, but not limited to, President Rollin Richmond, the

                              Academic Provost, Dr. Steven Butler, Vice-President of

                              Student Affairs, the Academic Senate, the California State

                              Student Association, the Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse

                              Prevention Committee, the Student Health Center, the

                              Lumberjack and the local media.

Authored by: Gretchen Kinney

Original signatures on file at the Associated Students’ Office