Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HA1609 - (workplaces, restaurants and bars) - An Act providing for fair share agreements relating to collective bargaining for public employees - Session Adjourned

House Amendment 1609 was introduced to amend HF413. If adopted, the amendment would make all enclosed workplaces and public places, including restaurants and bars, smokefree. Smoking would also be prohibited within 50’ of doors and entrances.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in private residences, unless used as a child care/health facility; 20% contiguous hotel/motel rooms; retail tobacco stores; private and semi-private rooms in long term care facilities; private clubs with no employees when not open for public functions; outdoor places of employment; limousines for hire; and enclosed indoor workplace if the smoking is an integral part of a smoking cessation program or a medical or scientific research program.