Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB181 - (workplaces, restaurants, and bars; outdoor preemption) - An Act relating to prohibiting smoking in indoor areas - Signed by Governor

This bill amends the current state smokefree law to prohibit smoking in all enclosed workplaces, including restaurants, bars, and private clubs. A Senate Substitute Amendment preempts local governments from restricting smoking in outdoor areas other than public property, including within a specified reasonable distance from restaurants, bars and other retail establishments.

  • 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.