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File #: Ord 15-57    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 1/6/2016
Title: Amending Chapter 324 of the Legislative Code pertaining to flavored tobacco and making amendments to comply with state statute.
Sponsors: Dai Thao, Chris Tolbert, Russ Stark, Amy Brendmoen, Dan Bostrom, Dave Thune
Attachments: 1. Campaign for Tabacco Free Kids - Ltr of Support, 2. Clear Way MN Letter of Support, 3. Model Cities Support Letter- Flavored Tobacco Ordinance, 4. Rainbow Health Initiative - Ltr of Support, 5. Crave the Change - Ltr of Support, 6. ANSR - Ltr of Support, 7. MMA - Ltr of Support, 8. AALF-HWG - Ltr of Support, 9. Am. Cancer Society CAN - Letter of Support, 10. Twin Cities Medical Society - Ltr of Support, 11. Blue Cross Blue Shield - Letter of Support, 12. Minnesota Department of Health, 13. CHSAC Letter of Support signed, 14. Goldsmith letter of support for tobacco ordinance, 15. Support for Tobacco Ordinance, 16. AHA - Ltr of Support, 17. Hughes - Email of Opposition, 18. Nicotine Tob Res-2015-Shiffman, 19. Christopher Berg, 1501 Rose St, La Crosse WI - email of opposition, 20. Dreher - support email, 21. Safi - opposition email, 22. SA Letter of Opposition, 23. ClearWay Study - Ecigarette Prevalence, 24. ClearWay Study - ScienceDaily Article, 25. ALA-Past-President-Charles-Connor-Letter, 26. Cancer Research UK, 27. Products - Data Briefs - Number 216 - September 2015, 28. Smoking Cessation and Beliefs, 29. Rutgers Study - Smoking Cessation, 30. MNVA Submission - St, 31. Downing - Ltr of Opposition, 32. MN Cancer Alliance - Letter of Support, 33. Stier - email, 34. MNAAP - Ltr of Support, 35. O'Rourke - Opposition email, 36. O'Rourke - attachment WSJSiegelOPED (2), 37. O'Rourke - attachment Public_Health_England, 38. O'Rourke - attachment PHE Joint Letter, 39. O'Rourke - attachment E-cigarettes save lives The Spectator (2), 40. MDH - Ltr of Support, 41. CLUES - Ltr of Support, 42. AICAF - flavored tobacco 11.17 Ltr of Support, 43. Allina Health - United Hospital Ltr of Support, 44. Various Opposition emails, 45. Ord. 15-57 - Opposition email, 46. MN Academy of Family Physicians Ltr of Support, 47. NBCC Opposition Ltr Ord 15-57, 48. Hansen email - support, 49. Montagne Ltr of Support, 50. Holiday Companies Letter of Opposition, 51. Item 38-Research Article-Submitted 111815, 52. Item 38-Letters from Merchants-Submitted 111815, 53. Item 38-FDA Compliance Checks Inspections-Submitted 111815, 54. Item 38-NATO Document-Submitted 111815, 55. Item 38-Blue Cross Blue Shield-Submitted 111815, 56. MN Communities Caring for Children Ltr
Title
Amending Chapter 324 of the Legislative Code pertaining to flavored tobacco and making amendments to comply with state statute.

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SECTION 1

Chapter 324. - Tobacco
Sec. 324.01. - License required.
(a) No person shall sell or offer for sale at retail within the city any tobacco, tobacco-related device, electronic delivery device, or nicotine or lobelia delivery product or in any manner represent or hold himself or herself out as one who sells or offers for sale at retail any tobacco, tobacco-related device, electronic delivery device, or nicotine or lobelia delivery product or maintain a tobacco vending machine for the sale of tobacco, tobacco-related devices, electronic delivery devices, or nicotine or lobelia delivery products without a license.
(b) A tobacco vending machine may be located in a public accommodation, provided that:
(1) All tobacco vending machines shall be operable only by the activation of an electronic switch operated by an employee of the establishment before each sale, or by insertion of a token provided to the purchaser by an employee of the licensee; and
(2) The machine shall be located in the immediate vicinity, plain view and control of a responsible employee so that all tobacco purchases will be readily observable by that employee. The tobacco vending machine shall not be located in a coatroom, restroom, unmonitored hallway, outer waiting area or similar unmonitored areas. The tobacco vending machine shall be inaccessible to the public when the establishment is closed.
(c) Any license issued pursuant to this chapter shall be issued to the person, firm or corporation that operates the principal business at that address. Each vending machine shall be required to have a separate license.
(d) No license may be issued pursuant to this chapter for a location or place of sale if a tobacco license previously...

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