Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB269 - DIED A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia, relating to smoking in restaurants.

This bill amends Virginia’s preemptive state law to allow Gloucester County to regulate smoking in restaurants.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: The bill does not address the right to regulate smoking by any county other than Gloucester County. This bill creates an exception to the preemptive law rather than repealing preemption.