Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB0069/HB119 - (restaurants & bars) - An Act to enact the “Tennessee Smokefree Air Act - Session Adjourned

This bill makes all enclosed public places and places of employment with two or more employees smokefree, including all restaurants and bars. Smoking is also prohibited within 25 feet of entrances/windows of places required to be smokefree.

  • Preemptive Action

    No (currently preempted)

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in private residences except when used as child/adult/health care facilities; 20% of contiguous hotel/motel rooms; private and semiprivate rooms in nursing homes and long-term care facilities; private clubs with no employees except when open to the public; and outdoor areas of places of employment.