Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

H3119 - (preemptive) - 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. Areas that allow smoking should utilize ventilation systems. 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. Amended and weakened to allow smoking licenses for bars and bar areas of restaurants that restrict patronage to those over 18 and to explicitly preempt local control.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


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.