Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

SB355 - (workplaces, restaurants, and bars) - An Act relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places - Not again placed on intent calendar - Session Adjourned

This bill prohibits smoking in workplaces and public places, including restaurants and bars. Smoking is still permitted in tobacco bars and private clubs. The bill was amended to create an exemption to allow smoking at a convention of tobacco-related businesses in a municipality where a convention of tobacco-related businesses is expressly authorized under an applicable municipal ordinance.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    YES

EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in private residences except when used as child/adult/health care facilities; 20% of hotel/motel rooms; private/semiprivate rooms in nursing/long term care facilities; tobacco shops; tobacco bars; private clubs except when open to the public; outdoor areas of restaurants and bars; outdoor porches and patios not accessible to the public; tobacco products manufacturing facilities; and a convention of tobacco-related businesses in a municipality where a convention of tobacco-related businesses is expressly authorized under an applicable municipal