Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB2627 / HB2676--AN ACT to amend Tennessee code relative to tobacco products (DIED)

This bill allows cities, counties, and counties having a metropolitan form of government to enact ordinances banning smoking in public buildings and restaurants.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: This bill does not allow local governments to regulate smoking in bars, defined as establishments where forty percent (40%) or less of annual revenue is derived from food sales.