Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

State Status

No Preemption

Legislative Summary

HB2095—(preemption; boards of health)—A bill relating to the rule-making authority of local boards of health—Session Adjourned

This bill preempts the authority of county Boards of Health to adopt smokefree and any other public health polices by requiring Boards of Health to submit any proposed rules to the local governing body for approval, modification, or rejection. Significantly, the local governing body may also review any existing Board of Health policies in order to approve, modify, or reject them.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


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