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To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

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No Preemption

Legislative Summary

HB1275 - (minors) - An Act Concerning the Use of Tobacco Products in a Restaurant or Bar That Allows Smoking - Died

The purpose of bill act is to amend Arkansas law concerning the use of tobacco products in and on the grounds of all medical facilities in Arkansas. This bill was amended to substitute out the provision prohibiting smoking on the grounds of medical facilities and replace it with a provision to expand the exemption for smoking in restaurants that do not allow people under age 21. The bill would allow smoking in restaurants and bars when a paid entertainer who is less than 21 years of age is present, and if the paid entertainer is less than 18 years of age, they need their guardian’s consent to perform in the smoky venue.

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