[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of White 6-11-1980 by Ord. No. 865. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes the act of smoking and shall include the carrying of lighted pipes, cigars, cigarettes or tobacco in any form or the carrying of lighted pipes, cigars, cigarettes or other drugs or material commonly or frequently used for smoking.
Where conditions are such as to make smoking a fire or explosion hazard in any areas of warehouses, stores, industrial plants, healthcare occupancies, laboratories, places of assembly, schools and in open spaces where flammable, combustible or hazardous materials are manufactured, stored or handled, the Fire Chief, designated by the Township of White, is empowered and authorized to order the owner or occupant in writing to post no smoking signs in each building, structure, room or place in which smoking shall be prohibited. The Fire Chief shall designate specific safe locations, if necessary, in any building, structure or place in which smoking is to be permitted.
No smoking signs of approved sized lettering and location, required in accordance with § 244-2 above, shall read "By Order of the Fire Chief."
It shall be unlawful for any person to remove any legally required no smoking signs or to smoke in a place where such signs are posted.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter, or shall fail to comply therewith, or who shall fail to comply with or violate any order made thereunder, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a Magisterial District Judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this chapter continues or each section of this chapter which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense. The imposition of a penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permitted it to continue. All such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violation or defects within a reasonable time.