A new bill proposed in Kentucky would allow for local governments such as cities or counties to enact additional, stricter laws than Kentucky’s own state laws.
Sen. Wil Schroeder, R-Wilder, has introduced S.B. 166, a bill that would remove Kentucky’s preemption clause that currently prevents cities, counties and other local governments from enacting tobacco laws that went beyond Kentucky’s own state laws. If passed, the new law would apply to both traditional tobacco products like cigarettes and cigars as well as vaping products, more precisely, it would allow for laws regarding the “use, display, sale, or distribution of tobacco products or vapor products.”
Schroeder introduced the new law last week, it is set to have its first hearing today in Kentucky’s Senate Health and Welfare Committee.