Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

SB567 - (preemption repeal, restaurants, bars, and gaming) - An act regulating smoking in this Commonwealth—Session Adjourned

This bill repeals preemption and allows for local smokefree ordinances. The bill also amends the Clean Indoor Air Act to eliminate many exemptions, including the ones for bars, gaming facilities, and private clubs.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    YES

EXEMPTIONS: Smoking will continue to be allowed in private residences except when used as child/adult day care facilities; tobacco shops; a designated outdoor smoking area in a sports or recreational facility, theater or performance establishment; and existing freestanding cigar bars and cigar lounges.