[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Plattsburgh as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-22-2001 (Ch. 241, § 241-5, of the 1989 Code)]; amended 3-14-2019 by L.L. No. 2-2019
For the purposes of this article, the terms used herein shall be defined as follows:
- PUBLIC PROPERTY
- Public buildings and adjacent grounds, streets, sidewalks, parks, and other publicly owned property, including vehicles owned by the City of Plattsburgh.
- TOBACCO PRODUCT
- Cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco, electronic nicotine delivery system (e-cigarettes, vaping, hookahs) in which tobacco or electronically delivered nicotine is the main ingredient that are intended for human consumption or use.
It shall be a violation for any person, including any person under the age of 18 years, to use a tobacco product or electronic nicotine delivery system (e-cigarettes, vaping, hookahs) on public property.
Each instance of smoking or tobacco product use in violation of this article shall constitute a separate violation. An offense may be prosecuted by the issuance of an appearance ticket under § 150.20 of the Criminal Procedure Law.
A violation of any provision of this article shall constitute a violation, and upon conviction thereof, subject the violator to a fine not to exceed $100.
Any peace officer or code enforcement official may enforce this article. For the purpose of this article, the term "enforcement officer" shall mean a police officer or code enforcement official.