Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB2176 - (preemptive exemptions) - An Act relative to smoking bars - Included in HB4755 to allow the Committee on Public Health to study this and other related bills - Session Adjourned

This bill strengthens the existing exemption for smoking bars and retail tobacco stores by using an "exempt and preempt" tactic, saying that these establishments shall be exempt from any further limitation of smoking deriving from law, ordinance, by-law, or any fire, health or safety regulation.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause