Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HF2212 - (workplaces, restaurants & bars) - An Act creating a Smokefree Air Act - Signed by Governor

The House and Senate Conference Committee Reports did not include an earlier exemption for facilities choose to allow patrons only over age 21. The bill exempts casino gaming areas, but includes all non-hospitality workplaces, restaurants, and bars.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in private residences unless used as a child care/health facility; 20% of 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; enclosed indoor workplace if the smoking is an integral part of a smoking cessation program or a medical or scientific research program; only the gaming floor of property owned or operated by an entity licensed as a gaming facility; and the Iowa veterans home.