Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

HB155 - (age restriction, smoking areas) - The "Mississippi Smoke Free Family Restaurant Act" - Died

This is a very weak bill that prohibits smoking in the dining areas of family restaurants, which are defined as eating establishments that allow people under 18 years old to enter and be served. Smoking is allowed in separately enclosed bar areas of family restaurants.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    YES

EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in bar areas of restaurants that are separately enclosed, and in family restaurants when the entire restaurant is being used for a private function.