Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB1683 - (cigar lounge exemption) - An Act relating to establishing special license endorsements for cigar lounges and retail tobacconist shops - By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status - Session Adjourned

This bill creates an exemption to establish special licenses for cigar lounges and retail tobacconist shops, which are defined as establishments specifically designated for the smoking of tobacco products, purchased on the premises or elsewhere, which is physically separated from any areas of the same or adjacent location where smoking is prohibited under state law. The license costs $15,000 for a cigar lounge and $5,000 for a tobacco shop.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause