Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB3604/SB3572-(preemption repeal)-An Act relative to tobacco products-Failed

This bill repeals preemption to allow cities, counties, and counties with a metropolitan form of government to enact ordinances regulating smoking in public buildings and restaurants within their legal jurisdiction.

  • Preemptive Action

    No (TN already preempted)

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


Cities and counties are not allowed to enact laws regulating smoking in bars, defined as establishments where 40% or less of their annual revenue is derived from food sales.