Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

AB253 - (workplaces, restaurants, and bars) - An Act relating to prohibiting smoking in indoor areas - Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1 - Session Adjourned

This bill amends the current state smokefree law to prohibit smoking in all enclosed workplaces, including restaurants, bars, and private clubs.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in private residences; rooms occupied by one person or by more than two smokers in assisted living facilities; and 25% of hotel/motel rooms.