Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB149—(partial preemption repeal)—A bill relating to smoking in outdoor public places—Signed by Governor

This bill partially restores local control to allow municipalities to designate nonsmoking areas within outdoor amphitheaters or concert venues owned by municipalities. The bill was amended to state that it will not become effective unless reenacted by the 2019 Session of the General Assembly.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause