Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

A00837—(parks and pedestrian plazas)—An Act to amend the public health law

This bill prohibits smoking in public parks, including beaches and playgrounds, as well as pedestrian plazas. The bill does not apply to parking lots, theatrical productions, portions of a park not used for park purposes, nor the entirety of the Adirondack Park or Catskills Park.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause