Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

HB46 - (restaurants and bars) - An Act relating to reducing state Medicaid and other health care costs by prohibiting smoking in certain public places - Reported favorably w/o amendments in Appropriations Committee - Died as of 6/28

This Special Session bill prohibits smoking in public places that require licensing by specified agencies, such as restaurants and bars. Smoking is still permitted in non-hospitality workplaces, tobacco shops, tobacco bars, outdoor area of restaurants & bars, non-publically-accessible porch or patio, theater production sets, and a convention of tobacco-related businesses.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    No

EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in non-hospitality workplaces, tobacco shops, tobacco bars, outdoor area of restaurants & bars, non-publically-accessible porch or patio, theater production sets, and a convention of tobacco-related businesses.