Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

State Status

No Preemption

Pending Legislation

Legislative Summary

H03213 - (vehicles for hire) - An Act establishing a vehicle for hire law - Accompanied a study order - 2012 Session Adjourned

This bill requires that drivers of licensed vehicles for hire (such as taxis) shall not smoke while transporting passengers, and are not required to transport a passenger who insists on smoking. This bill is redundant to the Massachusetts state law, which already requires that vehicles for hire must be smokefree at all times.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


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