[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Pawtucket, as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Purchase and Sale
Article II Use at Public Athletic and Recreational Facilities
[Approved 7-11-1996 by Ch. No. 2419]
In accordance with R.I.G.L. §§ 11-9-13 and 11-9-13.1, no person under the age of 18 years shall purchase nor shall any person sell, give or deliver to any person under 18 years of age any tobacco or snuff. The requirements contained in the above-noted legislation, including but not limited to notice, shall be complied with by any person, firm or corporation that owns, manages or operates a place of business in which tobacco products are sold.
Any person or entity violating the provisions contained herein or the provisions of the above-noted legislation of the State of Rhode Island shall be penalized in accordance with that state's legislation.
One-half of the total amount of the fines collected by the city in accordance with the formula contained in the above-noted legislation shall be dedicated to the Police Athletic League (PAL) for the creation of substance abuse prevention programs.
[Approved 4-9-1998 by Ch. No. 2484]
The following words and terms shall have the following meanings:
- ATHLETIC FACILITIES IN THE CITY OF PAWTUCKET
- Any athletic facility, including baseball, softball, football and soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts and bleacher areas, which is owned or operated by the City of Pawtucket.
- RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN THE CITY OF PAWTUCKET
- Any playground, swimming pool or passive park which is owned or operated by the City of Pawtucket.
Smoking and other uses of tobacco products shall be limited to designated areas within any athletic facility owned or operated by the City of Pawtucket. The limitation does not pertain to any abutting private property.
Designated smoking areas shall be determined by the Director of Public Works or his/her designee and shall provide reasonable accommodation for smokers.
Any person who violates this article shall be deemed to be contributing to the maintenance of a public nuisance in a public place and shall be:
The Public Works Department is hereby directed forthwith to cause conspicuous signs to be erected giving notice of the above.
The City Clerk shall forward a copy of this article to each of Pawtucket's Youth Athletic Organizations with the recommendation of the City Council that it be incorporated into each organization's bylaws.