Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB490 - (workplaces, restaurants and bars) - A bill to prohibit smoking in places of employment and public places - Session Adjourned

This bill would prohibit smoking in public places and places of employment, including restaurants and bars. Cigar bars are exempt. Smoking is also prohibited within 15 feet of entrances of smokefree buildings.

  • 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 or semiprivate rooms in a nursing home or long-term care facility occupied exclusively by smokers; private clubs except when open to the public; outdoor places of employment; tobacco retail stores; and cigar bars.