Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

S1731 - (penalty for smokefree violation) - An Act concerning smoking in public places—Signed by Governor

This bill authorizes a municipality to adopt an ordinance that provides a civil penalty of up to $200 for smoking in a public place. The Assembly floor amendment clarifies that a person smoking in a public place in violation of a municipal ordinance or a proscription of such activity by the owner of the public place is either guilty of a petty disorderly persons offense or subject to a civil penalty, but not both.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause