Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

State Status

No Preemption

Pending Legislation

Legislative Summary

Amendment 479 - (exempt and preempt cigar bars) - Amendment adopted in Senate budget bill - Governor vetoed preemptive amendment

This amendment to the Senate, and previously the House, budget bill preempts communities with a population over 150,000 (three cities) from prohibiting smoking bars licensed to operate as of January 1, 2011.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


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