Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB1213 - (some workplaces) - An Act concerning alcohol and tobacco - Session Adjourned

The original bill version would have prohibited smoking in public places and places of employment. The bill was amended in the House to remove the preemptive language in the prior bill version. Extensive exemptions remain for many workplaces, including restaurants and bars.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in private homes; family owned and operated businesses; businesses of self-employed individuals not open to the public; 20% hotel/motel rooms; retail tobacco stores; company vehicles occupied by one person; tobacco bar; restaurants and bars with liquor licenses; private clubs; gaming facilities; smoking areas in health facilities.