Notice of Public Hearing

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CITY OF CRANSTON

CITY COUNCIL

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A Public Hearing on the following proposed Ordinance will be held before a Special Meeting of the City Council on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 6:45 pm., Council Chamber, 869 Park Avenue Cranston, R.I. pursuant to Section 3.12 of the Charter.

Complete copies of proposed Ordinance is available for public review at the City Clerk’s Office and on the City’s website cranstonri.com under calendar by clicking on the hearing date.

“Individuals requesting interpreter services for the deaf or hard of hearing must notify the City Clerk’s Office at 461-1000 ext. 3197 seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the hearing date.”

Michael J Farina Maria Medeiros Wall, JD

Council President City Clerk

PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 3-18-03 IN AMENDMENT OF TITLE 8.44 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2005, ENTITLED “HEALTH AND SAFETY” “SMOKING’ (Smoking Definition and Fines)

It is ordained by the City Council of the City of Cranston as follows:

SECTION 1: Title 8.44.010 entitled “Health and Safety” ”Smoking” Smoke-free municipal buildings and athletic and recreational facilities” is hereby amended by adding the following:

8.44.010 - Smoke-free municipal buildings and athletic and recreational facilities.

A. Definitions.

“Athletic and recreational facility” means any athletic or recreational facility including, but not limited to, any playing field, ballfield, basketball court, tennis court, soccer field, or playground which is owned or operated by the city.

“Municipal building” means all buildings except school buildings, owned or leased by the city, including outside areas within twenty (20) feet of same.

“Person” means any person or persons including, but not limited to, contract or other workers on municipal buildings, city employees, and the public at large.

“Tobacco product usage” means the smoking or use of any substance or item which contains tobacco, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or other smoking tobacco or material, or having in one’s possession a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, or other substance containing tobacco, including E-cigarettes and Vapes and all Electronic Smoking Devices.

“Electronic Smoking Device” means an electronic and/or battery-operated device, the use of which may resemble smoking, that can be used to deliver an inhaled dose of nicotine or other substances. “Electronic Smoking Device” includes any such device, whether manufactured, distributed, marketed or sold as an electronic cigarette, an electronic cigar, an electronic cigarillo, an electronic pipe, an electronic hookah, or any other product name or descriptor.

B. Tobacco product usage shall be prohibited in all municipal buildings and athletic and recreational facilities. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be fined not more than [fifty dollars ($50.00)] one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense.

C. Severability. If any provision of the ordinance codified in this section or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid in a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of said ordinance, and to this end the provisions of same are declared to be severable.

SECTION 2. This Ordinance shall take effect upon its final adoption.

Sponsored by

Council President Farina

3/29/18

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