Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB197 - (workplaces, restaurants, bars and gaming) - An Act to establish the Alabama Smoke-free Air Amendment of 2012 - Session Adjourned

This bill, which would propose an amendment to the Alabama Constitution, 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, service lines, and playgrounds.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


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; and private clubs.