Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB347 / HB0263-(preemption repeal)-An Act relative to tobacco products-Died

This bill partially repeals preemption by allowing cities and counties with a metropolitan form of government to enact smoking regulations in public buildings and restaurants.

  • Preemptive Action

    No (TN already preempted)

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Local communities are not allowed to enact smoking regulations in establishments where forty percent or less of their annual revenue is derived from food sales.