Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

H3109 - (public indoor areas) - A bill relating to places where smoking is prohibited - Prefiled and Referred to Committee on Judiciary - Session Adjourned

This bill would prohibit smoking or the use of electronic cigarettes in public indoor areas, although no definition is provided for “public indoor area.” The scope of the bill’s coverage is vague since “public indoor area” is not defined; it is possible it would include restaurants, bars, and public workplaces, but its applicability to workplaces like offices and factories that are not typically open to the public is uncertain. The only exemption provided is that the bill would not apply to a private club or other establishments not open to the general public.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    No