Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

Legislative Summary

HB1704 - (workplaces, restaurants and bars; preemption repeal) - A bill relating to the Virginia Smoke Free Air Act - Session Adjourned

This bill prohibits smoking in public places and workplaces, including restaurants and bars. The bill also includes a specific anti-preemption clause to restore the right of local control to address smokefree air.

  • Preemptive Action

    No

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause

    YES

EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in private residences and home-based businesses unless being used as child/adult/health care facilities; private automobiles; private clubs except when open to the public; 20% of hotel/motel rooms; specialty tobacco stores; tobacco manufacturers; and private and semiprivate rooms in nursing homes and long-term care facilities.