Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB1003 - (workplaces, restaurants, bars and gaming) - An Act to Create the Mississippi Smokefree Air Act of 2012 - Died in Committee

This bill prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places and places of employment. Smoking is also prohibited within 20 feet of building entrances and windows; public transportation areas; and in arenas, stadiums, amphitheaters, amusement parks, zoos, playgrounds, recreational parks except for designated smoking areas at least 20 feet from seating and areas designated for play and sports.

  • 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; private clubs except when open to the public; and American Indian religious ceremonies.