Township of Palmer, PA
Northampton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Palmer as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-27-1979 by Ord. No. 180]

§ 153-1 Purpose; title.

A. 
The purpose of this ordinance is to promote the public health, safety, morals and general welfare and to assist in the prevention of fires in all school buildings and school buses in Palmer Township.
B. 
The short title of this ordinance shall be the "Palmer Township Schools No Smoking Ordinance."

§ 153-2 Prohibited conduct.

[Amended 8-27-1996 by Ord. No. 265]
The following conduct is hereby prohibited by this ordinance:
A. 
The use of tobacco in any form is prohibited on any property administered by the Easton Area School District in Palmer Township designated with a "no smoking" sign. The use of tobacco set forth herein includes the smoking or carrying by any person of a cigar, cigarette, pipe or other smoking device and/or the use of smokeless tobacco in any form.
B. 
The obstruction, removal, defacing, mutilation or destruction of posted "no smoking" signs.
C. 
The throwing or depositing of any lighted or smoldering smoking substance on any property administered by the Easton Area School District in Palmer Township designated with "no smoking" signs.

§ 153-3 Enforcement.

[Amended 8-21-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-365]
This ordinance shall be enforced as follows:
A. 
The Palmer Township Fire Commissioner is empowered and authorized to order the owner or occupant to post "no smoking" signs in each building, structure, room, place and school bus in which smoking shall be prohibited. The content, lettering, size, color and location of the required "no smoking" sign shall be subject to the approval of the Palmer Township Fire Commissioner.
B. 
Any violation of this ordinance may be prosecuted by the Palmer Township Fire Commissioner or any Palmer Township code officer or by any Palmer Township police officer or by any principal or assistant principal of the Easton Area School District.

§ 153-4 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 10-25-1988 by Ord. No. 227]
A. 
Any person violating any section of this ordinance shall be guilty of a summary offense and shall be subject to the payment of a fine, upon conviction before a District Justice, in an amount which shall not be less than $25 nor more than $600, as provided by law.
B. 
Each day of violation of the particular code or ordinance applicable shall be considered a separate offense, for which the fines and penalties stated herein may be imposed on a daily basis.
C. 
For collection of fines and penalties, see § 1-16E of Chapter 1, General Provisions.

§ 153-5 Severability.

Should any section or provision of this ordinance be declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such a determination shall not affect the validity of this ordinance as a whole, or any other part thereof.

§ 153-6 When effective.

This ordinance shall become effective five days after adoption.