Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

SB468 - (public buildings) - A bill relating to the Virginia Clean Indoor Air Act - Left in General Laws; Session Adjourned

This bill amends the Virginia Indoor Clean Air Act to prohibit smoking in any building owned or leased by the Commonwealth or its agencies or institutions, and allows localities to enact ordinances to prohibit smoking in any building owned or leased by that locality. The original bill version would have covered all state and local public buildings. The current Act only prohibits smoking in specified public buildings, and exempts correctional facilities, state mental health facilities, state facilities for care of those with intellectual disabilities, and in health units at state teaching hospitals.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    No