CITY OF WARWICK
ORDINANCE NO. O-21-10
APPROVED July 22, 2021 Frank J. Picozzi, MAYOR
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AND OFFENSES
ORDINANCE IN REGARDS TO AMENDING CHAPTER 40-30, PCO-8-18, SMOKING PROHIBITED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND ON SCHOOL GROUNDS
Be it ordained by the City of Warwick:
Section I. Chapter 40, Article I, Subsection 40-30 of the City of Warwick Code of Ordinances is hereby amended as follows:
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Article I. - In General
Section 40-30. – Smoking prohibited in public schools and on school grounds.
It shall be unlawful for any person, of any age, to use any tobacco products, any or any electronic nicotine delivery system, or any other substance containing or item containing tobacco in any public school facility building or upon school property. No person under the age of eighteen years may possess tobacco in any form or an electronic nicotine delivery system while in any public school building or upon school property. Violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of one hundred dollars for the first and second offense by a person. The fine may be paid by mail or in person at the city municipal court. Upon the third and each subsequent violation of this section, a person shall be subject to the penalties set forth in section 1-4 of the Code.
All violations of this section alleged to have been committed by any person under the age of eighteen years shall be referred to the juvenile hearing board. First offenders shall be required to successfully complete a tobacco abuse counseling program, the cost of which shall be borne by the offender. Any subsequent offense or failure to successfully complete the tobacco abuse counseling program impose for a first offense shall be punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars or twenty hours of community service.
Section II. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon passage.
SPONSORED BY: COUNCILWOMAN TRAVIS
COUNCIL PRESIDENT MCALLISTER
Lynn D’Abrosca, City Clerk