Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB1001-(bars)-An Act relating to health and safety-Signed by Governor

This bill amends the “Public Health and Workplace Safety Act” to remove the exemption for bars with Class C & D licenses so that the law reflects the RI Superior Court ruling that requires these establishments to go smokefree immediately.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause