Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB131 - (workplaces, restaurants, bars and gaming) - An Act to Create the Mississippi Smoke-Free Air Act of 2011 - Died In Committee

This bill prohibits smoking in enclosed workplaces and public places, including restaurants, bars, and gaming facilities. Smoking is also prohibited within 20 feet of building entrances and windows; on and within 20 feet of restaurant patio dining areas, and within 20 feet of outdoor stadiums/arenas/bleachers. The bill also includes an anti-preemption clause.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Private residences except when used as a child care/adult day care/r health care facility; 20% of hotel/motel rooms; private clubs when not open to the public; certain outdoor areas of places of employment.