Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB2691 - (preemptive bar exemption) - A bill relating to smoking - Session Adjourned

This bill weakens the existing smokefree law by establishing a smoking permit program that allows smoking in any bar, club, or cabaret that has a smoking license. This bill is also preemptive as it prohibits local laws from restricting smoking within establishments with a valid smoking permit.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause