Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

SB334 - (strengthens bars and weakens restaurants) - An Act relative to prohibiting smoking in certain places - Session Adjourned

This bill amends the current smokefree air law to narrow the exemption that allows smoking in bars by prohibiting smoking in those bars that serve food while the bar is open to the public, but it would also weaken the smokefree restaurants law by allowing smoking in restaurants when not open to the public. The bill would also remove the exemptions for smoking areas of gaming facilities and outdoor patios.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    No