Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

SB229 - (workplaces and restaurants) - A Bill to prohibit smoking in workplaces and public places - Session Adjourned

This bill would prohibit smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces, including restaurants. The bill exempts bars and cigar bars. Smoking would also be prohibited within 10 feet of entrances/exits of buildings required to be smokefree. The bill was amended in a House Committee to exempt race tracks and public or private functions held at private or non-profit businesses.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    YES

Exemptions: Smoking is allowed in private residences except when used as a child/adult/health facilities; 20% of contiguous hotel/motel rooms; private or semiprivate room in a nursing home or long-term care facilities; private clubs when not open to the public; outdoor areas of places of employment; tobacco retail stores; cigar bars, bars, and manufacturers/importers/wholesalers of tobacco products; race tracks and public or private functions held at private or non-profit businesses.