Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB2713 - (workplaces, restaurants, bars and gaming) - An Act entitled the Mississippi Smokefree Air Act of 2012 - Died in Committee

This bill prohibits smoking in enclosed workplaces and public places, including restaurants, bars, gaming facilities, and private clubs. The bill also specifically prohibits smoking in all private and semi-private rooms in nursing homes; all hotel and motel rooms; within 20 feet of entrances and windows of buildings required to be smokefree; outdoor property adjacent to government buildings; on and within 20 feet of restaurant and bar patio dining areas; within 20 feet of outdoor stadiums/arenas/bleachers, playgrounds, and public transportation stations; outdoor service lines; outdoor common areas of multi-family housing; and outdoor places of employment where two or more people work. 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/health care facility.