Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

SB2548 - (preemptive; restricts smoking in some public places) - An Act Entitled the Mississippi Uniform Smoke-Free Public Place Act of 2010 - Died

This bill is preemptive. It will make some workplaces smokefree, but it exempts bars, bar areas of restaurants, cigar bars, private clubs, gaming facilities, private functions, as well as numerous other public places. There is a separate section that prohibits smoking in government buildings and university classroom buildings, which also includes explicit preemption.

  • Preemptive Action

    YES

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    No

EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in bars; private residences except when used as child care facilities; hotel/motel rooms; tobacco retail stores and convenience stores; restaurants or hotel/motel rooms during private functions; gaming facilities; public schools; cigar bars; private clubs; bar areas of restaurants; outdoor places of employment; and tobacco manufacturers/distributors.