Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB86 - (workplaces, restaurants, and bars) - An Act relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places - Session Adjourned

This bill prohibits smoking in workplaces and public places, including restaurants and bars. Smoking is still permitted in tobacco bars and private clubs.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in private residences except when used as child/adult/health care facilities; 20% of hotel/motel rooms; nursing home/long term care facilities; tobacco shops; tobacco bars; private clubs except when open to the public; outdoor areas of restaurants and bars; outdoor porches and patios not accessible to the public; and tobacco products manufacturing facilities.