Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB426-(workplaces, restaurants & bars)-Georgia Smokefree Air Act of 2005-Died

This bill prohibits smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces, including restaurants and bars.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: This bill exempts private residences except when used for child care, adult day-care, and health care; 20% of hotel/motel rooms; retail tobacco stores; private/semi-private rooms of nursing homes and long term care facilities where all occupants are smokers; outdoor areas of places of employment; smoking areas in international airports; corporate offices of tobacco manufacturers; and private/semi-private rooms of health care facilities with physician approval.