Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

SB938—(partial preemption repeal)—A bill relating to smoking in outdoor public places—Left in General Laws—Session Adjourned

This bill partially restores local control to allow municipalities to designate nonsmoking areas within outdoor amphitheaters and concert venues owned by municipalities. The bill was amended to weaken the scope, and it previously would have also applied to public parks, recreational facilities, playgrounds, and greenways.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    YES