Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

SB372 - (workplaces, restaurants, bars and gaming) - An Act to establish the Alabama Smoke-free Air Act of 2011 - Reported favorable from Health committee with amendment - Session Adjourned

This bill would prohibit smoking and the use of e-cigarettes in enclosed public places and places of employment, including restaurants, bars, gaming facilities, within 15 feet of doorways of public places and places of employment, bleachers & grandstands, seating areas of restaurants and bars, and playgrounds. Amended to create exemptions for tobacco manufacturers/importers/wholesalers/distributor; cigar bars; and retail tobacco shops or venues.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    YES

EXCEPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in private residences except if used as a child/adult/health care facility; outdoor places of employment not covered by the bill; tobacco manufacturers/importers/wholesalers/distributor; cigar bars; and retail tobacco shops or venues.