Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB1138-Georgia Smokefree Air Act of 2004;Amended to include provisions of SB507, Passed by House and Senate (DIED)

This bill prohibits smoking all enclosed public places, including restaurants, and in a vehicle in the presence of a child in a child passenger restraining seat if the windows are closed.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Bars, private residences except when used for child care, private businesses with less than 7 employees (not restaurants), 20% of hotel/motel rooms, retail tobacco stores, private and semi-private rooms of nursing homes and long term care facilities, vehicles, and outdoor areas of places of employment.