Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB233 - (workplaces, restaurants, bars and gaming) - An Act Concerning Health - Died after missing third reading deadline; Session Adjourned

This bill prohibits smoking in enclosed public places and places of employment, including restaurants , bars, and gaming facilities.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Private residences except when used as a child care/adult day care facility or as a place of employment with outside employees; family owned and operated places of employment; retail tobacco stores; 20% of contiguous hotel/motel rooms; physically separate outdoor patios; private clubs not open to the public; school buses not during the school week.