Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

State Status

Any Preemption

Legislative Summary

SB1191-A bill relating to the Virginia Indoor Clean Air Act-Defeated in Senate

This bill prohibits smoking in some indoor enclosed areas.

  • Preemptive Action

    No (VA already preempted)

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


Smoking is allowed in bars and bar areas of restaurants, and after July 1, 2006 smoking in bars and bar areas must take place in a separately enclosed area. Smoking is also allowed in private homes, private functions, 25% of hotel/motel rooms, specialty tobacco stores, and private separately enclosed office or work areas not frequented by the public.

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