Legislation Status

Stalled

Senate Bill 63

What Is It?

Senate Bill 63 seeks to safeguard working Alaskans and their children from the adverse health effects of secondhand tobacco and marijuana smoke and aerosol from e-cigarettes by providing a statewide smokefree workplace law for businesses and public places.

SB 63 is currently stalled in the Alaska State House Judiciary Committee by the committee chair, Representative Claman.

You Can Help

If you are a resident or visitor in Alaska or have a connection to the “Last Frontier” (family, tourist, etc.), your voice matters.  Please encourage Representative Matt Claman to allow SB 63 a hearing and vote in the House Judiciary Committee.

 

The Facts

100% SMOKEFREE WORKPLACE POLICIES ARE THE ONLY EFFECTIVE WAY TO ELIMINATE SECONDHAND SMOKE

Smokefree air has strong public support.

69% of Alaskans support a smokefree statewide law, with 72% wanting electronic smoking devices included in the law. 79% of residents also want marijuana smoking included.

Graphic of state of Alaska with caption It's Time for Smokefree Workplaces

 

SB63 HAS PASSED THE ALASKA SENATE AND IS STALLED IN THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

WHO IS AFFECTED?

HEALTH PROTECTION FOR EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF WHERE THEY LIVE

More than half of Alaskans live in communities with smoke-free workplace laws in place, but many of the rest live in areas that are unable to enact smoke-free workplace laws due to limited power in the local government. This is why a statewide smokefree law is needed.  All of the Last Frontier would be covered under Senate Bill 63.

A person's address shouldn’t mean exposure to hazardous health effects from secondhand smoke. Everyone in Alaska has the right to breathe smokefree air - no matter where they live.

Legislation Status

Stalled