Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB150 - (workplaces, restaurants & bars) - An Act relating to prohibiting smoking in places of employment, restaurants, taverns, and other indoor areas - Session Adjourned

This bill prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places and places of employment, including restaurants & bars. The bill retains the anti-preemption clause in the current state law. The bill was amended in the Senate Public Health Committee to extend the implementation date for restaurants and bars to 1/1/2010.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in private residences, rooms in retirement homes where all residents in the room have requested in writing to live in a smoking room, and hotel/motel rooms.