Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

HB2495-An Act concerning smoking-Died

This bill prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places, including restaurants, bars and private clubs beginning January 1, 2007. Voters in any city or unincorporated area may vote to have the law not apply to their city or unincorporated area.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    No

EXEMPTIONS: Private residences, 15% of hotel/motel rooms, retail tobacco stores, outdoor places of employment, and private places. Voters in any city or unincorporated area may vote to have the law not apply to their city or unincorporated area.