Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB544 - (workplaces, restaurants and bars) - An Act relating to the elimination of smoking in all workplaces and public places - Died

This companion bill to HB5 prohibits smoking in workplaces, restaurants and bars. It also includes an explicit anti-preemption clause, but it’s written in a way that it could easily be amended to be a preemptive clause.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in private residences except when used as child/adult/health care facilities; 20% of hotel/motel rooms; private/semiprivate rooms in nursing/long term care facilities; private clubs except when open to the public; and outdoor workplaces.