[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Monroe as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1-28-2002 (Ch. 60 of the 1976 Code)]
No person shall dispense or cause to be dispensed cigarettes, tobacco or smokeless tobacco products from vending machines except as provided in Connecticut General Statutes § 12-289a(b) and (c), and further provided that only restricted cigarette vending machines, as defined in Connecticut General Statutes § 12-285, shall be permitted for use within the territorial limits of the Town of Monroe. "Restricted cigarette vending machine" means a machine used for the dispensing of packaged cigarettes which automatically deactivates after each individual sale, cannot be left operable after a sale and requires, prior to each individual sale, a face-to-face interaction or display of identification between an employee of the area, facility or business where such machine is located and the purchaser.
Any violation of the provisions of this article shall subject the owner/operator of any establishment in which such cigarette vending machine is located to civil penalties equal in amount and severity to those set forth in Connecticut General Statutes § 12-289a(g), as the same may be amended from time to time. Those penalties shall be assessed and collected by the Town of Monroe.