Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

HB1961 - (weakens bar provision) - An act relative to criminal offenses - Session Adjourned

This bill weakens the statewide restrictions on smoking in bars. Currently, smoking is allowed in age-restricted venues that do not permit access to people under 21 years old. This bill would change the language to say that the 21+ requirement does not include employees, vendors, service providers or performers.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    No