Village of Stratford, WI
Marathon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Stratford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-12-1988 as Sec. 6-1-6 of the 1988 Code; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
Section 101.123, Smoking prohibited, of the Wisconsin Statutes is adopted by reference and incorporated herein.
[Adopted 4-12-1988 as Sec. 7-3-2 of the 1988 Code]
No person, firm or corporation shall, in any manner, directly or indirectly, upon any premises, or by any device, sell, exchange, barter, dispose of or give away, or keep for sale, any cigarette, cigarette paper or cigarette wrappers, or any substitute therefor, without first obtaining a license as hereinafter provided.
Every person, firm or corporation desiring a license under this article shall file with the Village Clerk a written application therefor, stating the name of the person and the place for which such license is desired. Each license shall be filed by the Village Clerk and shall name the licensee and the place wherein he is authorized to conduct such business, and the same shall not be delivered until the applicant shall pay to the Village Clerk a license fee as set by the Village Board at the time of making application.
Licenses for the sale, exchange, barter, disposition of, or giving away or keeping for sale of cigarettes, cigarette paper or cigarette wrappers or any substitute therefor shall be issued by the Village Clerk. Each license shall be issued on the first day of July in each year, or thereafter whenever applied for, and shall continue in force from the date of issuance until the succeeding June 30 unless sooner revoked for any violation of this article.
[Added 10-12-2004; amended 2-14-2017]
A. 
Cigarette retailers and their agents and employees must strictly conform to Wis. Stats. § 134.66, Restrictions on sale or gift of cigarettes or tobacco products. Per Wis. Stats. § 134.66(4), a person who commits a violation of said cigarette license statute is subject to forfeiture, license suspension, and notice to the Department of Revenue by the Village.
B. 
No licensed retailer, or the agent or employee thereof, may sell or give cigarettes or tobacco products or any electronic delivery device as defined in § 339-8A of this Code to any person under the age of 18, except as provided in § 339-9C of this Code. A vending machine operator is not liable under this section for the purchase of cigarettes or tobacco products from his or her vending machine by a person under the age of 18 if the vending machine operator was not aware of the purchase.