Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

State Status

No Preemption

Pending Legislation

Legislative Summary

H00383 - (senior housing) - An Act creating smoke free elderly housing units in the commonwealth - House Committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling reported bill for second reading and ordered to a third reading - 2012 Session Adjourned

This bill requires local and regional housing authorities to designate at least one residential building in their jurisdiction as a smokefree building, and requires that housing authorities with fewer than 100 units make 20% of their units smokefree, which would permit smoking in 80% of units, and permanently grandfathers in existing smokers.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


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