Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB893 - (workplaces, restaurants, bars and gaming) - An Act to Create the Mississippi Smokefree Air Act of 2012 - Died in Committee

This bill prohibits smoking in enclosed workplaces and public places, including restaurants, bars, and gaming facilities. Smoking is also prohibited within 20 feet of building entrances and windows; outdoor property adjacent to government buildings; on and within 20 feet of restaurant patio dining areas; within 20 feet of outdoor stadiums/arenas/bleachers, playgrounds, and public transportation stations; and outdoor service lines. The bill also includes an anti-preemption clause.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is permitted in private residences except when used as a child care/adult day care/r health care facility.