Township of Franklin, NJ
Somerset County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Franklin 3-22-2016 by Ord. No. 4134-16. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Cigarette vending machines — See Ch. 134.

§ 300-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:
MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS
All structures owned and/or operated by the Township of Franklin and/or occupied by Township employees and used for the conduct of official business of the Township of Franklin.
SMOKING
The burning of, inhaling from, exhaling the smoke from, or the possession of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other matter or substance which contains tobacco or any other matter that can be smoked, or the inhaling or exhaling of smoke or vapor from an electronic smoking device.
TOWNSHIP
Franklin Township.
TOWNSHIP FACILITIES
All parks and recreational facilities, including all public parks, playgrounds, athletic fields and parking lots publicly owned by the Township of Franklin and all the property owned by the Township upon which the public is invited or upon which the public is permitted and where individuals gather for recreational activities including all areas adjacent to such facilities, including but not limited to any parking area, driveway, or drive aisle.

§ 300-2 Prohibition of smoking in public places; signs.

A. 
Smoking shall be prohibited on all municipal property, both indoors and outdoors, including the Municipal Building, Police Headquarters, the Community/Senior Center, Community Resource and Services, the Department of Public Works and in any other municipal building or facility owned and operated by the Township of Franklin. No smoking signs or the international No-Smoking symbol (consisting of a pictorial representation of a burning cigarette enclosed in a red circle with a diagonal red line through its cross section) shall be clearly, sufficiently and conspicuously posted at the entrance to each municipal building facility. The signs shall be clearly visible to the public and shall contain letters or a symbol which contrast in color with the sign, indicating that smoking is prohibited therein. The sign must also indicate the violators are subject to a fine. The signs shall be written in English and Spanish in accordance with N.J.S.A. 26:3D-55.
B. 
Smoking shall be prohibited in all public parks and recreation facilities, athletic fields, playgrounds, pool facility, and other recreational facilities owned and operated by the Township of Franklin upon which the public is invited or upon which the public is permitted and where individuals gather for recreational and leisure activities, including all areas adjacent to such facilities including but not limited to any parking areas, driveway or drive aisle which has been designated with "No Smoking" signs. No smoking signs or the international No-Smoking symbol (consisting of a pictorial representation of a burning cigarette enclosed in a red circle with a diagonal red line through its cross section) shall be clearly, sufficiently and conspicuously posted at the entrance to each facility. The signs shall be clearly visible to the public and shall contain letters or a symbol which contrast in color with the sign, indicating that smoking prohibited therein. The sign must also indicate the violators are subject to a fine. The signs shall be written in English and Spanish in accordance with N.J.S.A. 26:3D-55.
C. 
The smoking shall be prohibited in any vehicle registered, owned and operated by the Township of Franklin.

§ 300-3 Violations and penalties.

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than $250 for the first offense; $500 for the second offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense. In addition, any municipal employee found in violation of this chapter may also be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the Township's policies and procedures governing discipline.

§ 300-4 Enforcement.

The provisions set forth under this chapter shall be enforced by the Franklin Township Police Department.