Auditorium, Prohibited Period, Show, Smoking
to provide for the prohibition of smoking in cinema and
Be it enacted by the’tegislatureof the Statc of Haryana in the
bition of Smoking in
Cinema and Theatre
Halls Act, 1974.
Twenty-fifth Year of,theRepublic,of India as follows :-
- (I) ThisAct may bccalledtheHavanaProhibitionof Smoking short title and
in Cinema and Therltrc Halls Act, 1974′.
(2) .Itcxteydsto hewhole of the State of Haryana.
- In.thisAct, unless the context otherwiserequires,-
(a)”auditorium”means thepotionof the building occupied
by the audience or spectators during a
(b) “Inspixtor”means an officer appointed by the State
Government ta perform the functions of an Tnspcctor
under this Act ;
‘ thccnd thercof ;
(c) “prohibited pcribd” means tile period beginning horn
half an hour before’thc’cormmencementof a show till
, .. ,
- For Statement of Objccts and Reasons, see Haryarra Goverrtment Gazette
(Bxhaordinary),dated the 2ndJuly, 1914,page Y 18.Offences.
Power to uy
Power to make
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(d) “show” means a cinematograph exhibition or
performance of ,adrama or.dance;
(e) “smoking”means smoking of tobacco in any form,
whether as cigarette, cigar, beeri,or in pipe or Hukka.
- (1) No person shall smokein cinema or rheatrehall, during the
prohibited period, eitherin the auditorium or on the stage, except in so Far
as the smoking may be a part of the periormancc. ‘
(2) Any person who conlravenesthe provisions of sub-section
(I)shall be liable to be t,umedout of the cinema or theatre hall without
payment of any compensation or refund of any payment made by him
and shall also be liable towstfor [hepurposes of section42 oftheCode
of criminal Procedure, 1973,andon convictionto a finewhich’mayextend
lo twenty rupces.
- An inspectormay enter acinema or theatrehall – to.satisfy himself
that the provisions of this Act are not being contravened.
- No prosecution under this Act shall be institutcd except on !he
complaint,in writing, of an inspectorauthoriscdin this behalf by a general
or special order of the Director of Health Services, Haryana.
- AII cases under this Act shall be tried in the manner provided
for the summary trial under the Code of Crim~nalProcedure, 1973.
- (1 The State Government may, by notification, inal(emru1es
forcarryingout the purposes of this Act. . . *.,
(2) Every rule made under this section shall be laid assoon as
may be after it is made before the House of the state ~egislaturewhile it
is in session for a total period of ten days which,mnybe comprised in one
session or in two successive.sessions,and if beforethe expuy of the session
in which it is so laid or the sessionimmediately following the House agrees
in making any modification in the rule or the ~ouseagrees that the rule
should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effqct only in such
modified form or he of noeffect, as the case may be, so however that any
such modification or annulment;hall be without prejudice to the validity
of anything previ-ouslydone under that rule.
is hereby repealed.
- h he ~unjab~rohibi~ibn of smoking(cinema and ~heatre~alls)
Act, 1951(Punjab Act 8of 195 l),in its application to the Stateof Haryana.
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