Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

State Status

No Preemption

Pending Legislation

Legislative Summary

HB4800 - (preemption of bars) - An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2011 - Vetoed by Governor

This bill is preemptive and prohibits local Boards of Health from making smoking bars smokefree by saying they cannot "unreasonably" restrict smoking in theses facilities. The Governor line-item vetoed this provision from the budget, "because it prevents local officials from protecting the public health of their citizens."

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


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