Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

State Status

No Preemption

Pending Legislation

Legislative Summary

S01159 - (preempts regulation of cigar bars) - An Act relative to cigar bars - Sent to study - 2012 Session Adjourned

This bill is preemptive and prohibits local Boards of Health from closing the loophole in state law that permits smoking bars by saying that they cannot “unreasonably restrict” or prohibit smoking in theses facilities.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


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