Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB1131 - (workplaces, restaurants; gaming preemption) - An Act Concerning Health - Session Adjourned

This bill prohibits smoking in enclosed public places and places of employment, including restaurants. Gaming facilities are exempt. Amendments were added 1/25 to exempt bars, taverns and tobacco shops, and to preempt communities from making gaming facilities smokefree. Additional amendments were adopted to exempt private clubs and family owned and operated places of employment not open to the public.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is permitted in gaming facilities and school buses not during the school week. Also, in bars, taverns and tobacco shops.