Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB2386 - (preemptive) - A bill relating to the approval of local board of health rules concerning tobacco use in public or private places - Session Adjourned

This bill is preemptive because it restricts the rule-making authority of local Boards of Health by requiring that any rules relating to tobacco use in public or private places adopted by a local board of health must get approval from the board's appointing authority or authorities. The authorities must hold a public hearing and vote within 90 days on the rules. If they choose not to vote within 90 days, the rules are rejected.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause