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File #: BL2022-1383    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Second Reading
File created: 7/20/2022 In control: Public Health and Safety Committee
On agenda: 10/4/2022 Final action:
Title: An Ordinance to amend Title 10 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to prohibit smoking and the use of vapor products in certain age-restricted venues.
Sponsors: Jeff Syracuse, Erin Evans, Burkley Allen, Ginny Welsch, Joy Styles, Freddie OConnell, Delishia Porterfield, Gloria Hausser, Tonya Hancock
Attachments: 1. Amendment No. 1 to BL2022-1383, 2. Amendment No. 2 to BL2022-1383
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An Ordinance to amend Title 10 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to prohibit smoking and the use of vapor products in certain age-restricted venues.
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WHEREAS, on July 1, 2022, Public Chapter No. 1110 went into effect, authorizing municipalities, counties, and counties having a metropolitan form of government to regulate, including prohibiting, by passing a resolution or ordinance, smoking and the use of vapor products in certain age-restricted venues; and,
WHEREAS, in the interest of protecting public health, safety, and welfare, the Metropolitan Council deems it appropriate to prohibit smoking and the use of vapor products in age-restricted venues described herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That Title 10 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by adding the following new Chapter 10.19:
Chapter 10.19 - Prohibition of Smoking in Certain Age-Restricted Venues.
10.19.010 - Definitions.
For the purposes of this chapter, the words and phrases herein shall have the following meanings:
"Age-restricted venue" means a legal establishment that affirmatively restricts access to its buildings or facilities at all times to persons who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older by requiring each person who attempts to gain entry to those buildings or facilities to submit for inspection an acceptable form of identification for the express purpose of determining if the person is twenty-one (21) years of age or older.
"Cigar bar" means a legal establishment that:
1. Holds a valid license or permit for the on-premise consumption of alcoholic beverages;
2. Generates a portion of its total annual gross income from the on-site sale of cigars and the rental of humidors;
3. Does not knowingly sell products or services, or permit entrance to the premises, to a person who is less than twenty-one (21) years of age; and
4. Does not permit vaping or the smoking of products other t...

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