Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

A08982 - (retail tobacco shop exemption and preemption) - An Act to amend the alcoholic beverage control law - Referred to Economic Development Committee - Session Adjourned

This bill permits a retail tobacco business licensed to sell liquor on the premises to allow smoking in the same area where the liquor is sold, and supersedes existing local laws requiring these venues to be smokefree. The bill was written to specifically exempt one cigar club in New York City.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause