HB 279 is AN ACT relative to smoking on private property.
This bill proposes the elimination of the ban on smoking indoors on private property. “Under this bill, smoking would not be prohibited in public conveyances which are privately owned, restaurants, grocery stores, and cocktail lounges.”
The House Committee on Commerce and Consumer Affairs is considering HB 279 in a hearing on Wednesday afternoon (2/1/17).
On 2/28/17 from House Committee on Commerce & Consumer Affairs the majority reported this bill ought to pass with amendment (to limit public smoking to cigar bars); minority reported bill ought not to pass.
On 3/8/17 this bill was "Laid on Table" which is a means of killing a bill.