Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

SB6x - (workplaces) - An act relating to employment - Session Adjourned 3/10/16

This bill would expand smokefree workplace protections by eliminating exemptions that permit smoking in owner-operated businesses, hotel lobbies, banquet rooms, warehouse facilities, and employee break rooms. Unfortunately, smoking would still be allowed in 20% of hotel rooms (down from 65%), cabs of trucks, theatrical production sites, medical research or treatment sites, private residences, and patient smoking areas of long-term health care facilities. The bill was amended to retain the exemption that allows smoking in retail tobacco shops.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    No

EXEMPTIONS: Smoking would still be allowed in 20% of hotel rooms (down from 65%), retail tobacco shops, cabs of trucks, theatrical production sites, medical research or treatment sites, private residences, and patient smoking areas of long-term health care facilities.