Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB659 - (tobacco bars) - An Act relating to Health and Safety - Session Adjourned

This bill would weaken the current state law by allowing bars and restaurants to allow smoking if they obtain a special license which would be issued by the city or town for a five hundred dollar fee. This act would require employees of the establishment to sign an acknowledgment that smoking is hazardous to their health.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause