Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB 908 An Act Concerning Secondhand Smoke in Work Places. (ENACTED- 5/23/03)

An Act to establish a strong statewide comprehensive smoke-free workplace law covering the vast majority of restaurants, bars, and workplaces within Connecticut.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Businesses with less than five employees, unless in a designated smoking room; private clubs with liquor permits issued before May 1, 2003; effective date for restaurants and bars not until April 1, 2004; qualified tobacco bars.