Ordinances Adopted

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City of Cranston

ORDINANCES ADOPTED

Pursuant to Section 3.15 of the City Charter, notice is hereby given of the Final Adoption of the Ordinances below.

Complete copies of all Ordinances are available for public review at the City Clerk’s Office, Cranston Central Library and the City website cranstonri.com under calendar by clicking on the meeting date.

Maria Medeiros Wall, JD

City Clerk

ORDINANCE NO. 2018-5 IN AMENDMENT OF TITLE 8.44 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2005, ENTITLED “HEALTH AND SAFETY” “SMOKING’

(Smoking Definition and Fines)

Passed: April 16, 2018

Approved: April 18, 2018

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 Farin

ORDINANCE NO. 2018-12 IN AMENDMENT OF TITLE 8.49 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2005, ENTITLED “FORECLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR OWNER OCCUPIED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES”

(Foreclosure Requirements for Owner Occupied Residential Properties)

Passed: May 29, 2018

Approved: June 8, 2018 pursuant to Charter Section 3.14

This Ordinance amends Chapter 8.49 passed by the Council In 2009, Foreclosure Requirements for Owner Occupied Residential Properties which established a mortgage foreclosure conciliation process that lenders were required to follow in foreclosing on owner-occupied residential properties in the city of Cranston. Subsequently, the General Assembly adopted a uniform foreclosure mediation process applicable throughout the state, that pre-empted locally adopted foreclosure ordinances. The state law is scheduled to expire on July 1, 2018. This Ordinance will amend the current Ordinance and becomes effective when the state law expires. It also makes certain technical changes to address problems identified in a Superior Court case involving a similar Ordinance adopted by the City of Providence.

A complete copy of the Ordinance is available on line or in Room 207 of the City Clerk’s Office .

Sponsored by Councilman Stycos

Summary prepared by legal counsel

ORDINANCE NO. 2018-13 IN AMENDMENT OF TITLE 8.44 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2005, ENTITLED “HEALTH AND SAFETY” “SMOKING’

(Smoking Enforcement and Amended Definition)

Passed: May 29, 2018

Approved: June 8, 2018 Pursuant to Charter Section3.14

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, chewing tobacco, snus, smokeless tobacco 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 one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense. The Police Department shall enforce this Ordinance.

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 Councilman Hopkins, Co-Sponsored by Councilman Stycos; Council President Farina, Council Vice President Favicchio, Councilman Lanni, Councilman Archetto and Councilman McAuley. Co-Sponsored by Councilman Paplauskas

6/7/18

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