Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB4338-(workplaces, restaurants & bars)-An Act concerning public health - Died

The Committee amendment rewrote the bill to prohibit smoking in all public places and places of employment, including restaurants, bars, and private clubs. Unfortunately, the bill exempts cities with a population greater than 500,000 from this law, which is Chicago.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


Chicago is exempt from the provisions of this bill, and smoking is allowed in private residences except when used as a childcare/adult care/health care facility or a public business; 25% of hotel/motel rooms; and retail tobacco stores.