[Ord. No. 1651 §1, 1-5-1993]
The following shall be offenses under this Chapter, and shall be punishable as provided in Section 250.060 of this Chapter:
[Ord. No. 1651 §2, 1-5-1993]
The person having custody or control of a public place or public meeting shall:
Make reasonable efforts to prevent smoking in the public place or public meeting by posting appropriate signs indicating no-smoking or smoking areas and arrange seating accordingly. These signs shall be placed at a height and location easily seen by a person entering the public place or public meeting and not obscured in any way;
Arrange seating and utilize available ventilation systems and physical barriers to isolate designated smoking areas;
Make a reasonable request of persons smoking to move to a designated smoking area;
Allow smoking in designated areas of theater lobbies only.
[Ord. No. 1651 §3, 1-5-1993]
A "public place" is any enclosed indoor area used by the general public or serving as a place of work including, but not limited to:
Any retail or commercial establishment;
Health care facilities, health clinics or ambulatory care facilities including, but not limited to, laboratories associated with health care treatment, hospitals, nursing homes, physicians' offices and dentists' offices;
Any vehicle used for public transportation including, but not limited to, buses, taxicabs and limousines for hire;
Libraries, educational facilities, day care facilities, museums, auditoriums and art galleries;
All public areas and waiting rooms of public transportation facilities including, but not limited to, bus and airport facilities;
Any enclosed indoor place used for entertainment or recreation including, but not limited to, gymnasiums, theater, lobbies, concert halls, arenas and swimming pools;
Any other enclosed indoor areas used by the general public including, but not limited to, corridors and shopping malls;
[Ord. No. 1651 §4, 1-5-1993]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms mean:
- BAR OR TAVERN
- Any licensed establishment which serves liquor on the premises for which not more than ten percent (10%) of the gross sales receipts of the business are supplied by food purchases, either for consumption on the premises or elsewhere;
- OTHER PERSON IN CHARGE
- The agent of the proprietor authorized to give administrative directions to and general supervision of the activities within the public place, work place or public meeting at any given time.
- The party who ultimately controls, governs or directs the activities within the public place, work place or public meeting, regardless of whether he is the owner or lessor of such place or site. The term does not mean the owner of the property unless he ultimately controls, governs, or directs the activities within the public place or public meeting. The term "proprietor" shall apply to a corporation as well as an individual.
- PUBLIC MEETING
- A gathering in person of members of a governmental body, whether an open or closed session, as defined in Chapter 610, RSMo.
- Any building, structure or area used, maintained or advertised as or held out to the public to be an enclosure where meals for consideration of payment are made available to be consumed on the premises.
- Possession of burning tobacco in the form of a cigarette, cigar, pipe or other smoking equipment.
[Ord. No. 1651 §5, 1-5-1993]
A smoking area may be designated by persons having custody or control of public places, except in places in which smoking is prohibited by other laws, ordinances, or regulation. No public place shall have more than thirty percent (30%) of its entire space designated as a smoking area.
Restaurants. A proprietor or other person in charge of a restaurant shall designate an area of sufficient size to accommodate usual and customary demand for non-smoking areas by customers or patrons.
[Ord. No. 1651 §6, 1-5-1993]
Any person who violates this Chapter shall be fined an amount not more than two hundred dollars ($200.00)