Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB215-(preemption potential)-An Act to promote the uniform application of civil rights law in the Commonwealth - Died

This bill calls for uniform statewide application of civil rights laws, and preempts local laws that discriminate based upon a common trait, characteristic, belief, or practice.  This bill removes local control and could preempt smokefree air laws on the basis that these laws discriminate against smokers.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause