Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

State Status

No Preemption

Legislative Summary

SB39-(potential for preemption)-An Act relating to air pollution control districts - Died

This bill raises concerns for potential preemption of smokefree air laws. It severely restricts air pollution control districts from enacting clean air regulations stronger than state or federal law. Any stronger regulation must be approved by the city or county government, and enacted as an ordinance by a 3/5 vote of the city or county government. A long-time proponent of preemption of tobacco control in KY introduced the bill.

  • Preemptive Action

    No-but potential

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


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