Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB279—(cigar bar exemption)—An Act relative to cigarette smoking and the sale of food in cigar bars—Died on Table

This bill was amended to replace the prior bill with a new bill that would expand the exemption for cigar bars to allow cigarette smoking in them, and prohibit the sale of food. The original bill would have repealed most provisions of the state’s smokefree air law, under the guise of private property rights, by allowing smoking in restaurants, cocktail lounges, grocery stores, and privately owned public conveyances.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause