Sikkim Show Houses and Public Halls (Prohibition of Smoking) Act, 1981
(Act No 12 of 1981)
Last Updated 14th March, 2020 [sik137]
(a) 'show house' means any building, or any roofed and enclosed structure, used ordinarily or occasionally for the demonstration or exhibition to the public, whether on payment or otherwise, of cinematographic Prohibition of smoking in show houses and public hall Management to post notices or exhibit slides. Penalty for smoking in show houses and public hall films, dramatical pantomime, or musical performances, dances, physical feats of human beings or animals, conjuring tricks or sleights of hand, boxing, wrestling, skating, billiards or table-tennis competitions or any other indoor amusement or diversion whatsoever;
(b) 'public hall' means a chamber or hall used ordinarily or occasionally as a place of public assembly or meeting.3. Prohibition of smoking in show houses ans public hall. - No person shall smoke during a demonstration, exhibition or meeting, in any part of a show house or public hall reserved for the audience or' the spectators. 4. Management to post notices or exhibit slides. - (1) Every person responsible for the management of demonstration or exhibition in a show house and every person who controls the deliberations of a public assembly or meeting in a public hall, shall bring to the notice of the audience or the spectators, by posting notices prominently or by exhibiting slides in the case of any cinematographic exhibition, that any. person smoking during a demonstration, exhibition or meeting, in the show house or public hall shall be liable to prosecution. (2) Whoever contravenes the provisions of sub-section (I) shall be punishable with fine which may extend for a first offence to fifty rupees. and for a second or subsequent offence to two hundred rupees. 5. Penalty for smoking in show houses and public hall. - (1) Any police officer or any other person specially authorised in this behalf by the State Government by notification in the Official Gazette, may direct any person found smoking in contravention of the provisions of section 3 to desist from smoking and if such person does not desist, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to rupees fifty. (2) Any police officer or the person authorised may require a person who does not desist from smoking as directed under sub-section (1), to declare to him immediately his name and address and, if that person refuses or fails so to declare his name and address or if the police officer or the person authorised reasonably suspects him of giving a false name or address, the police officer or the person authorised may arrest him without a warrant. 6. Power to arrest without warrant. - Any police officer may arrest without warrant any person committing in his presence an offence under section 3. 7. Offences to be congizable and bail able. - All offences under this Act shall be cognizable and bail able. 8. Power to exclude from the operation of Act. - The State Government or any officer of the State Government authorised in this behalf may, by general or special order in writing, direct that the provisions of this Act shall not apply in respect of any show house or public hall or any demonstration. exhibition or public meeting therein. 9.Power to make rules. - The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for giving effect to the provisions of this Act.