Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB1702 - (preemptive) - An act concerning boroughs, and revising, amending and consolidating the law relating to boroughs - Signed by Governor

This bill addressing the powers of boroughs preempts local smokefree laws by stating that any ordinance, regulation, or resolution adopted by a borough shall not regulate smoking in a manner that conflicts with the 2008 "Clean Indoor Air Act." This language appears to be duplicative of the preemptive language in the Clean Indoor Air Act, which applies to all political subdivisions.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause