Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

S186 - (preemption) - A Bill Relating To Implementation of Laws Relating To Supplying Minors with Tobacco - Session Adjourned

This bill was gutted in the Senate Judiciary Committee to remove most smokefree provisions. Smoking is allowed in areas of theaters, schools, and government buildings. Smoking licenses can be granted to bars and bar areas of restaurants that restrict patronage to those over 18. The bill is also explicitly preempts local control..

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause