[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Las Vegas as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted as Ch. 9, Art. 9, of the 1972 City Code; amended in its entirety 7-15-1998 by Ord. No. 98-1]
The governing body finds and declares that the smoking or burning of tobacco, or any other weed or plant, is a danger to health and a health hazard to those who are present in enclosed places and therefore seeks to protect the public from this known health risk.
For the purpose of this article, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
- CITY VEHICLE
- Any City-owned vehicle, including but not limited to cars, trucks, vans, heavy equipment buses and other means of public transit under the authority of the City of Las Vegas.
- PUBLIC BUILDING
- Any building owned or leased by the City of Las Vegas and includes, but is not limited to, work areas, private offices, lobbies, reception areas, conference and meeting rooms, lunch rooms, stairways, waiting areas, hallways, coffee rooms, rest rooms and truck bays within the City's buildings.
- PUBLIC MEETING
- Any meeting of a public body that is not closed pursuant to the New Mexico Open Meetings Act (NMSA 1978, § 10-15-1 et seq.).
- SMOKE or SMOKING
- The carrying or holding of a lighted pipe, cigar, cigarette
, e-cigarette or any other combustible tobacco product of any kind,
or any other lighted smoking equipment or the lighting or emitting
or exhaling the smoke of a pipe, cigar, e-cigarette , or cigarette
of any kind.[Amended 7-15-2015 by Ord. No. 15-08]
It is unlawful for any person to smoke in a public building, or in a City vehicle owned by the City of Las Vegas, or at a public meeting held by the City of Las Vegas.
The Mayor shall designate a person to be responsible for seeing that signs using the words "NO SMOKING" or the international no-smoking symbol, or both, are conspicuously posted either on all public entrances or City vehicles or in a position where the sign is clearly visible on entry into the public building or City vehicle.
Any officer of the City of Las Vegas Police Department or the Las Vegas Fire Department may issue a citation for any violation of this article. Each person violating § 356-3 of this article shall be fined an amount not less than $25 nor more than $100 for each violation.