Article I. General Provisions

Article I. General Provisions
9.50.010 Purpose.
The purpose of this chapter is to (1) improve and protect the public's health by eliminating smoking in public places and places of employment; (2) guarantee the right of nonsmokers to breathe smoke-free air; and, (3) recognize that the need to breathe smoke-free air shall have priority over the choice to smoke. (Ord. 14878 1 (part), 2001)

9.50.020 Definitions.
The following words and phrases, whenever used in this chapter, shall be construed as defined in this section:
"Bar" means an area which is devoted to the serving of alcoholic beverages for consumption by guests on the premises and in which the serving of food is only incidental to the consumption of such beverages. A "bar" includes those facilities located within a hotel, motel or other similar transient occupancy establishment.
"Business" means any sole proprietorship, partnership, joint venture, corporation or other business entity formed for profit-making purposes, including retail establishments where goods or services are sold as well as professional corporations and other entities where legal, medical, dental, engineering, architectural or other professional services are delivered.
"Employee" means any person who is employed by any employer in consideration for direct or indirect monetary wages or profit, and any persons who volunteers his or her services for a nonprofit entity.
"Employer" means any person, partnership, corporation, including a municipal corporation, or nonprofit entity, which employs the services of one or more individual persons.
"Enclosed area" means all space between a floor and ceiling which is enclosed on all sides by solid walls or windows (exclusive of door or passage ways) which extend from the floor to the ceiling, including all space therein screened by partitions which do not extend to the ceiling or are not solid, "office landscaping" or similar structures.
"Food establishment" means food product or food service establishments.
"Place of employment" means any enclosed area under the control of public or private employer which employees normally frequent during the course of employment, including, but not limited to, work areas, employee lounges and restrooms, conference and classrooms, employee cafeterias and hallways. A private residence is not a "place of employment" unless it is used as a child care, adult day care or health care facility.
"Private place" means any enclosed area to which the public is not invited or in which the public is not permitted, including but not limited to, personal residences; private social clubs or personal automobiles. A privately-owned business, open to the public, is not a "private place."
"Public place" means any enclosed area to which the public is invited or in which the public is permitted, including but not limited to, banks; educational facilities; health facilities; laundromats; public transportation facilities; reception areas; production and marketing establishments; retail service establishments; retail stores; theaters and waiting rooms. A private residence is not a "public place."
"Retail tobacco store" means a retail store utilized primarily for the sale of tobacco products and accessories and in which the sale of other products is merely incidental.
"Service line" means any indoor line at which one or more persons are waiting for or receiving service of any kind, whether or not such service involves the exchange of money.
"Smoking" means inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying any lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, weed, plant or combustible substance in any manner or in any form.
"Sports arena" means sports pavilions, gymnasiums, health spas, boxing arenas, swimming pools, roller and ice rinks, bowling alleys and other similar places where members of the general public assemble either to engage in physical exercise, participate in athletic competition, or witness sports events. (Ord. 14878 1 (part), 2001)