Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

AB 9273 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to authorizing the commissioner of health to provide an optional license allowing for smoking in certain places.

This bill amends the state Clean Indoor Air Act to allow bars and food service establishments to apply for a license through the department of health to permit smoking in the establishment.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Bars and food service establishments with smoking licenses become exemptions to the state Clean Indoor Air Act.