Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

H1950 - (tobacco sales preemption) - An Act relative to local Boards of Health and the sale of legal consumer products in the Commonwealth - Accompanied a study order, see H4242—Session Adjourned

This bill preempts Boards of Health from prohibiting the community-wide sale of legal consumer products, including tobacco, without receiving the approval of town meeting or city council to create such a law.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause