Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB399­ - (restaurants and bars)­ - An Act concerning health - Session Adjourned

This bill prohibits smoking in public places and places of employment, including restaurants and bars.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in private residences except during the hours when used as child or adult care or as places of employment; 20% of hotel/motel rooms; family owned and operated places of employment; ventilated areas of health care facilities; retail tobacco stores; outdoor patios; and private clubs when not open to the public.