Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

SB198 - (workplaces, restaurants, bars and gaming) - An Act to establish the Alabama Smoke-free Air Act of 2012 - Indefinitely Postponed - Session Adjourned

This bill would prohibit smoking 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. Amended in Senate Health Committee to exempt tobacco manufacturers/importers/wholesalers; cigar bars; and retail tobacco shops or venues. Amended on 4/26/2012 to remove e-cigarettes from the bill.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    YES

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; private clubs; tobacco manufacturers/importers/wholesalers; cigar bars; and retail tobacco shops or venues.