Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

AB217 - (long term health care facilities) - An act relating to occupational safety and health - Hearing canceled at the request of author - Vetoed by Governor

This bill was amended to change the exemption that permits smoking at long term health care facilities by requiring that patient smoking areas only be located outdoors in a courtyard, patio, or other outdoor space that can be monitored by facility staff and is located in an area that reasonably prevents smoke from entering the facility or patient rooms.

Veto Message:

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause