Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB5542 - (research exemption and preemption repeal) - An Act Concerning the Prevention of Smoking and Tobacco Use - Session Adjourned

This bill would amend the state smokefree air act by prohibiting smoking in any area of a school building, adding an exemption for "any medical research site where smoking is integral to the research being conducted," and it would remove the preemptive language that prohibits local governments from adopting smokefree laws. The bill was amended to maintain the exemptions allowing smoking in correctional facilities and in psychiatric facilities.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause