Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

HB682 - (preemption repeal, restaurants and bars) - An Act amending the Clean Indoor Air Act - Amended in Health Committee to exempt private clubs and casinos—Session Adjourned

This bill repeals preemption and allows for local smokefree ordinances. The bill also amends the Clean Indoor Air Act to eliminate exemptions, including the one for bars, and to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in smokefree spaces. The bill was amended in November 2015 to permit smoking in 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; existing freestanding cigar bars and cigar lounges; 25% of gaming facilities; and cigar bars/lounges.