Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB45 / HB1686-(preemptive)-An Act relative to local regulation of tobacco product use-On Committee Calendar for 4/4

This bill deceptively preempts local control by allowing city or county governments to regulate the public use of tobacco products, but then stipulates that such city or county laws cannot supersede state laws about tobacco product use.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Local governments can enact tobacco regulations but these laws cannot supersede state laws on tobacco use.