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File #: Ord 20-2    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 2/12/2020
Title: Amending Chapter 412 of the Legislative Code regarding Massage and Bodywork Centers to add a solo massage center to the Class A license category.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
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Amending Chapter 412 of the Legislative Code regarding Massage and Bodywork Centers to add a solo massage center to the Class A license category.

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul Legislative Code defines two categories of massage locations: Massage or bodywork centers, and home locations for solo practitioners; and

WHEREAS, the Code does not include a category that addresses solo massage practitioners who operate out of non-home locations (for example, rented office space); and

WHEREAS, the City desires to create a separate category in the Code that covers solo massage practitioners who operate out of non-home locations and to allow a separate fee category for the same.

NOW THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN that Chapter 412, Massage and Bodywork Centers, of the Legislative Code be amended to read as follows:

SECTION 1.

Sec. 412.02 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 412.02. - Definitions.
As used in this chapter, the terms defined in this section shall have the following meanings ascribed to them:
(1) Adequate or approved means acceptable to the director, following his or her determination as to conformance with public health practices and standards contained in existing health, building, housing, fire, food protection, or other applicable codes.
(2) Change of ownership means when a licensed business is sold or transferred to another person, business or corporation. A change of ownership, as it relates to an environmental plan review, does not include the changing or adding of officers to an existing partnership or corporation or change of a mailing address.
(3) Director means the director of the department of safety and inspections or his/her designated agent.
(4) Massage or bodywork means any method of applying pressure on, or friction against, or rubbing, stroking, tapping, effleurage or gliding; petrissage or kneading; vibration and jostling; friction; tapotement or percussion; compression;...

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