Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB0303—(restore local control)—An Act relative to exceptions to state law preemption in certain health-related areas—Deferred to Summer Study

This bill partially repeals the state's preemption language to allow local governments, airports, and utility districts to regulate the use and possession of tobacco products in all public places, places of employment, and parks within the entity's jurisdiction as long as the regulations are more stringent than those in effect under state law.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause