Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

State Status

No Preemption

Legislative Summary

HB 33-An Act providing for trial by jury if requested by a defendant cited for a municipal civil infraction-Died in Committee

This bill allows a person charged with a municipal infraction to request a jury trial. The bill helps clarify part of Helena’s suspended smokefree law, which was faulted for not having a provision for a jury trial.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


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