City of Hudson, NY
Columbia County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Hudson as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Personnel — See Ch. 34.
Drinking in public places — See Ch. 65, Art. I
Protection of City property — See Ch. 225, Art. I.
[Adopted 5-10-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990 (Ch. 95, Art. I, of the 1973 Code)]
As used in this article, the following terms will have the meanings indicated:
INDOOR AREA OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Any indoor area or portion thereof generally accessible to the public.
PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT
Any indoor area or portion thereof within a public building in which employees of the City perform services, but which is not generally accessible to the public.
PUBLIC BUILDING
Any building owned or operated by the City.
SMOKE-FREE WORK AREA
An enclosed indoor area in a place of employment where no smoking occurs. Such area shall be clearly designated and separate from any smoking area.
SMOKING
The burning of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other matter or substance which contains tobacco.
SMOKING AREA
A work area in which smoking is permitted. Such smoking areas shall be clearly designated and shall be separated from a smoke-free work area by walls or some other means equally effective in reducing the effects of smoke on the smoke-free work area, other than ventilation systems or air cleaning devices.
WORK AREA
An area in a place of employment where one or more employees are routinely assigned and perform services for their employer.
[Amended 5-20-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008; 7-17-2012 by L.L. No. 6-2012]
A. 
Smoking is prohibited in all indoor areas open to the public in all public buildings, including the polling and other public areas of all firehouses located in the City of Hudson. A City employee whose work area is in an indoor area open to the public shall be governed by the provisions of § 249-3 of this article.
B. 
Smoking is prohibited within the property limits of Oakdale Park, both indoors and outdoors, and within the property limits of all other City-owned or -operated parks.
A. 
Smoking is prohibited in all smoke-free work areas. All work areas within public buildings shall be smoke-free work areas unless otherwise designated. If all employees assigned to a work area request, in writing, that the work area be designated a smoking area and the work area meets the separation requirements for designation as a smoking area, then the Mayor is authorized to so designate the area.
B. 
Smoking is prohibited in all areas of public buildings consisting of auditoriums, rest rooms, hallways, employee medical facilities and rooms and areas which contain photocopying equipment or other office equipment used in common.
C. 
Smoking is prohibited in all City-owned or -operated vehicles and in all conference rooms and meeting rooms in public buildings unless all of the occupants of such vehicle or unless everyone in the room agrees that smoking may be permitted.
D. 
The Mayor may designate a separate enclosed room or rooms, not open to the public, for use as a smoking area by employees during such times as they are not required to be performing the duties of their employment.
The Mayor and/or his designees shall be the responsible agents of the City to assist in the enforcement of this policy by notifying employees or members of the public who are in violation.
A copy of this article shall be prominently posted in at least one location in each public building and shall be provided upon request to any existing or prospective City employee. In addition, "smoking" or "no smoking" signs or the international "no smoking" symbol, which consists of a pictorial representation of a burning cigarette enclosed in a circle with a bar across it, shall be prominently posted and properly maintained in all public buildings.
It shall be a violation of this article for any person to smoke in any public building or any City-owned or -operated vehicle where smoking is prohibited or restricted by § 249-2 or 249-3 hereof.
Any person who commits a violation of this article shall be punishable by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days or by a fine not exceeding $250, or by both such fine and imprisonment.