Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

A04316—(preemptive casino patio exemption)—An Act to amend the public health law

This bill creates an exemption in the state smokefree law to specifically allow smoking on covered patios and other partially enclosed outdoor areas on the premises of facilities licensed to operate video lottery gaming, and preempts any local laws from requiring these outdoor areas to be smokefree.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause