Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB2622-(some workplaces & restaurants)-AN ACT to create the Mississippi Gulf Coast Smoke-Free Families Act-Died in Committee

This bill regulates smoking in six gulf coast counties in Mississippi. Smoking is prohibited in government workplaces; public workplaces with more than five employees, and in restaurants, including within 10 feet of entrances to buildings.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


Smoking is allowed in break rooms of workplaces with five or fewer employees; bars; private residences except when used as licensed child care facilities; hotel/motel rooms; retail tobacco stores; restaurants/conference rooms/assembly rooms when used for private functions; facilities licensed by the state Gaming Commission. There is an anti-preemption clause for all workplaces except for government buildings, which are already explicitly preempted.