Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB133 - (restaurants and bars) - An Act relative to smoking in certain places - Failed to Pass, but reconsidered and returned to the Calendar - Session Adjourned

The bill was amended to prohibit smoking in all restaurants and bars, and to say that smoking can occur on restaurant and bar patios only when food is not served. The original bill version would have amended the current smokefree air law to narrow the exemption that allows smoking in bars by prohibiting smoking in those bars that serve food while the bar is open to the public, but it would also weaken the smokefree restaurants law by allowing smoking in restaurants when not open to the public.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause