Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB81 - (preemption; minors only and smoking areas) - An Act enacting the Kansas Nonsmoker Protection Act - Session Adjourned

This bill is preemptive. This bill prohibits smoking in some enclosed public places and workplaces. Smoking is allowed in any restaurant that does not permit people under age 18, in enclosed smoking areas of any restaurant or club, all bars and gaming facilities, and numerous other exemptions.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in private homes and vehicles except when used as a child/adult/health care facility; 20% hotel/motel rooms; retail tobacco stores not open to minors; nonenclosed areas of public spaces and patios; bars; cigar bars; Class B private clubs; tobacco manufacturers, importers or wholesalers; physically separate smoking areas of a restaurant or Class A club; restaurants that do not permit people under age 18; casino; cigar benefit diners; bingo facilities; freight trains; commercial motor vehicles; adult care homes; VA hospitals; soldier’s/veteran’s homes; and in smoking areas on passenger trains.