Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB44 / HB1693-An Act relative to tobacco product use-On Committee Calendar for 4/4

This bill restricts smoking in restaurants, but allows smoking in bar areas of restaurants.

  • Preemptive Action

    No (TN already preempted)

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in bar areas of restaurants as long as the bar area does not comprise more than 25% of the total area, and in establishments where less than 30% of revenue is derived from food sales.