Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

S209 - (restaurants and bars) - A Bill Relating to Places where Smoking is Prohibited - Session Adjourned

This bill prohibits smoking in restaurants, bars, and some other workplaces, including retail stores and businesses open to the public for commercial purposes.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in private homes and home-based businesses, unless used as a childcare facility; outdoor areas of businesses; 25% of hotel/motel rooms; cigar bars; private clubs; and retail tobacco stores.