Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

S271 - (restaurant and bars) - A Bill Relating to the Clean Indoor Air Act of 1990 - Session Adjourned

This bill prohibits smoking in restaurants and bars, and some areas of other workplaces. School officials are allowed to prohibit smoking in private offices and teacher lounges in schools and in outdoor areas of school grounds if they so choose.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    Yes

EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in private homes, private vehicles, and home-based businesses, unless used as a childcare facility; an indoor area where private functions are being held; 25% of hotel/motel rooms; specialty tobacco stores; tobacco manufacturers; cigar bars; and private clubs.