Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB 229-An Act To Create The Mississippi Smoke Free Families Act

This bill prohibits smoking in enclosed public places, including restaurants. The bill appears to exempt bar areas of restaurants.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


Smoking is allowed in bars, private residences except when used as a childcare facility, hotel/motel rooms, retail tobacco and convenience stores, private functions in restaurants/hotels, gaming facilities, school campuses and state offices otherwise regulated by the state, and theater productions.