Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB1296 - (cigar lounge and retail tobacco exemption) - An Act relating to special license endorsements for cigar lounges and retail tobacconist shops - Session Adjourned

This bill creates an exemption in the state smokefree air law, which would allow a person holding a tobacco products retailer's license to apply for a special endorsement as a cigar lounge or retail tobacconist shop, which allow them to permit smoking indoors. On January 29, a substitute bill was adopted in the House Committee on Commerce and Gaming, which specifies that the use of cigarettes, hookah, and marijuana may not be permitted in cigar lounges and retail tobacco shops.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause