Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

SB575 - (workplaces) - An Act relating to employment - Held in Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations without recommendation - Session Adjourned

This bill eliminates loopholes in the current smokefree air law so that enclosed workplaces will be 100% smokefree. Smoking would no longer be permitted in workplaces with five or fewer employees, break rooms, warehouses, hotel/motel lobbies and banquet rooms, owner-operated businesses, and it requires that 80% of hotel/motel rooms be smokefree and eliminates ventilation standards. The bill was amended to retain the current exemptions for retail tobacco shops, and family day care homes except during hours of operation.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    No

EXEMPTIONS: The remaining exemptions permit smoking in 20% of hotel/motel rooms, cabs motortrucks and truck tractors, theatrical production sites, medical research facilities, retail tobacco shops, and family day care homes except during hours of operation.