Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Clean Indoor Air Act. Provides that a home rule unit of local government or any municipality in this State may regulate smoking in public places. Provides that this regulation must be no less restrictive than the regulation in the Act. Changes the home rule limitation from an absolute preemption to a limitation on the concurrent exercise of home rule power. Maintains the exemption from home rule requirements for home rule units that passed ordinances regulating smoking before October 1, 1989. Limits the concurrent exercise of home rule powers.
Deletes everything. Inserts provisions substantially similar to those of HB 672, except provides that: (i) secondhand tobacco smoke causes at least 65,000 deaths each year from heart disease and lung cancer according to the National Cancer Institute, (ii) secondhand tobacco smoke causes sudden infant death syndrome, low-birth-weight in infants, asthma and exacerbation of asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia in children and adults, and (iii) secondhand tobacco smoke is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States and Illinois workers exposed to secondhand smoke tobacco smoke are at increased risk of premature death.