Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

SB130 AN ACT relating to governmental smoking policies.Passed out of Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee (DIED)

This bill allows state and local governments to regulate smoking within government owned, occupied, or leased buildings.  State building regulations must have smoking areas and should allow smoking in public areas that have adequate ventilation. County and city building regulations can only be enacted by the local legislative body, must have smoking areas, and should allow smoking in public areas that have adequate ventilation. Local governments may require private business owners to post signs or symbols stating their smoking policy. This bill overturns any existing local smoking regulations.

  • Preemptive Action

    Yes

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    No

Exemptions: Government buildings exempted from this bill include state universities, state-operated hospitals and residential facilities for the mentally ill and the mentally retarded, state-operated veterans' nursing homes and health facilities, and jails or detention facilities.