Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

H1158—(board of health preemption)—An Act relative to local boards of health and the sale of legal tobacco products in the Commonwealth—Carry over to 2018

This bill preempts the authority of local Boards of Health from prohibiting the community-wide sale of legal tobacco products by authorized stores and establishments.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause