Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB507--AN ACT relating to offenses against public health and morals (MERGED INTO HB1138, DIED)

This bill prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places, including restaurants and bars, and within 25 feet of entrances. The original bill would prohibit smoking within 25 feet of entrances but this provision is excluded from the amended bill version.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Private residences except when used for child care, 20% of hotel/motel rooms, retail tobacco stores, private and semi-private rooms of nursing homes and long term care facilities, and outdoor areas of public places.