Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB328 - (workplaces, restaurants, and bars) - An Act prohibiting smoking in certain places - Died in House Judiciary Committee; Session Adjourned

This bill prohibits smoking and the use of e-cigarettes in enclosed workplaces and public places including restaurants, bars, and hotels/motels. Smoking is not allowed within 10 feet of entrances to a bar or restaurant, and within 20 feet of entrances of other places required to be smokefree. Smoking can be allowed in smoking shelters that are only partially open to the air.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


Exemptions: Smoking is allowed in tobacco retail and e-cigarette stores; separate enclosed smoking areas located in a terminal for international passengers who are in transit in an international airport; a vehicle that is a place of employment when the vehicle is used exclusively by one person; on a marine vessel when the vessel is a place of employment; a private residence unless used as a child care, adult care, or health care facility; and in authorized stand-alone smoking shelters.