Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

SB19-(size exemption and minors provision)-The Arkansas Clean Indoor Air Act of 2006-Signed by Governor

This bill restricts smoking in workplaces, but allows smoking in businesses with fewer than three employees that are not public places, and any restaurant or bar that prohibits people under age 21 at all times. Amended to exempt all hotels with fewer than 25 rooms from the provision requiring that only 20% of rooms can be designated for smoking.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    Yes

Smoking is allowed in businesses with fewer than three employees that are not public places, any restaurant or bar that prohibits people under age 21 at all times, private homes except when used as a licensed child/adult/health care facility; 20% of hotel/motel rooms; retail tobacco stores; areas within long-term care facilities that are designated by the facility for supervised patient smoking only; outdoor areas of places of employment; all workplaces of any manufacturer, importer, or wholesaler of tobacco products, of any tobacco leaf dealer or processor, and all tobacco storage facilities.