Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB898 - (partial preemption repeal) - An Act prohibiting preemption of ordinances - Carried over to 2010 - Session Adjourned

This bill permits a county of the second class (Allegheny County) to enforce smoking regulations enacted by the county, and states that any ordinances relating to smoking and determined by a court to be preempted by an act of the General Assembly prior to June 1, 2008, is deemed valid and lawfully enacted.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause