Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

HB2642 - (preemption) - An Ac enacting the Kansas Nonsmoker Protection Act - Withdrawn from Appropriations and Referred to Health and Human Services - Session Adjourned

This bill is preemptive and extremely weak. The bill would restrict smoking in some public places and workplaces. Smoking would be allowed for a fee in separate smoking areas in restaurants, bars, non-profit and for-profit clubs, and gaming facilities, or smoking may be allowed throughout these establishments if people under 18 are prohibited.

  • Preemptive Action

    YES

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    No

EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in separate smoking areas in restaurants, bars, non-profit and for-profit clubs, and gaming facilities or in the entirety of these establishments if people under 18 are prohibited; private homes except when used for child care/adult day care/health care; 20% hotel/motel rooms; retail tobacco shops; non-enclosed areas of public spaces; private motor vehicles; premises of any manufacturer, importer or wholesaler of tobacco products; and at charitable events.