Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

SB155 - (workplaces, restaurants & bars) - An Act to prohibit smoking in workplaces and public places - Indefinitely Postponed

This bill prohibits smoking in all workplaces and public places, including restaurants and bars, and including within 15 feet of doors/entrances/ventilation systems of buildings required to be smokefree.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    YES

EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in private residences except when used as a child/adult/health care facility; 20% of contiguous hotel/motel rooms; private/semiprivate rooms of long term care facilities; private clubs when not open to the public; and outdoor areas of employment. Amended to also exempt tobacco retail stores and cigar bars.