Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB2255/HB2336 - (workplaces, restaurants & bars) - Tennessee Smokefree Air Law of 2007 - Session Adjourned

This bill prohibits smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces, including restaurants and bars, and within 20’ of entrances/exits to these places.

  • Preemptive Action

    No (already preempted)

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in private residences except when used as child/adult/health care facilities; 25% of contiguous hotel/motel rooms; private/semiprivate rooms of long term care facilities; private clubs with no employees except when open to the public; when a part of medical/scientific research; and when a part of a religious ceremony.