Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB1670--An act relating to smoking in public places (DIED)

This bill creates preemption by allowing retail establishments, food service establishments, and bars to determine their own tobacco use policies and by prohibiting any agency or political subdivision from regulating the use of tobacco products.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Local governments are allowed to regulate tobacco use in government owned or leased buildings.