Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

HB1119 - (referendum for workplaces, restaurants, bars and gaming) - An Act To Prohibit Smoking In Public Places And In Places Of Employment - Died in Committee - Session Adjourned

This bill prohibits smoking in enclosed workplaces and public places, presumably including but not specifying restaurants, bars, and gaming facilities, and within 20’ of doorways. Unfortunately the bill also requires that a statewide special election be held in 2014 asking if the contents of this bill should be enacted.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    Yes

EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is permitted in private residences except when used for purposes licensed by Department of Health or as business with non-family employees; private clubs; religious ceremonies.