Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB863 - (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. Restaurants, bars and gaming facilities are not mentioned by name, but neither are other specific public places, and it is presumed these and all other establishments are covered by the law. Also, smoking is prohibited within 20 feet of building entrances and windows; in public outdoor places like stadiums, zoos, amphitheaters, and transportation platforms. The bill also includes an anti-preemption clause.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Private residences except when used as a facility that requires licensure by the State Department of Health or is home-based business when non-family employees are not present; private clubs when not open to the public; and during Native American religious ceremonies.