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File #: 18-0178    Version: 0 Name: Indoor Smoking - Hookah Lounges
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 1/22/2018 In control: Mayor
On agenda: Final action: 4/16/2018
Enactment #: 18-124
Title: Indoor Smoking - Hookah Lounges For the purpose of excepting hookah lounges from the City’s indoor-smoking restrictions, subject to certain conditions; repealing two obsolete exceptions that have been preempted by more stringent State law and, as such, are invalid; and generally relating to the operation of hookah lounges.
Sponsors: President Young, Robert Stokes, Sr.
Indexes: Hookah Lounges, Smoking
Attachments: 1. 18-0178~1st Reader, 2. BDC 18 0178, 3. Finance 18-0178, 4. MHealth 18-0178, 5. Police 18 0178, 6. Law 18-0178, 7. Board fo Liquor License 18-0178, 8. Planning 17-0178, 9. BMZA 18-0178, 10. Fire 18-0178, 11. HCD 18-0178, 12. 2nd Reader Amendment 18-0178, 13. 18-0178~3rd Reader, 14. Completed File_18-0178
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
4/16/20180 City Council Enacted, pursuant to Baltimore City Charter, Art. IV, Sec. 5(c)  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/20180 City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/5/20180 City Council 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/5/20180 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Recommended Favorably with Amendment  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/30/20180 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/20180 City Council President Refer to Fire Department  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/20180 City Council President Refer to Police Department  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/20180 City Council President Refer to Board of Liquor Licenses Commissioners  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/20180 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/20180 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Planning  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/20180 City Council President Refer to Baltimore Development Corporation  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/20180 City Council President Refer to Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/20180 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Housing and Community Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/20180 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Health  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/20180 City Council President Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/22/20180 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/22/20180 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/22/20180 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.

Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: President Young

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Indoor Smoking - Hookah Lounges
For the purpose of excepting hookah lounges from the City’s indoor-smoking restrictions, subject to certain conditions; repealing two obsolete exceptions that have been preempted by more stringent State law and, as such, are invalid; and generally relating to the operation of hookah lounges.
Body

By repealing and reordaining, with amendments
Article - Health
Section 12-107
Baltimore City Revised Code
(Edition 2000)


Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

Baltimore City Revised Code

Article - Health

Title 12. Tobacco Products and Smoking Devices

Subtitle 1. Indoor Smoking

§ 12-107. Exceptions - [Private clubs, smoking bars, tobacconists] Retail tobacco establishments; Hookah lounges.

(a) In general.

This subtitle does not apply to [a private club or lodge, a smoking bar, or] a retail tobacco establishment or a hookah lounge that qualifies [for an exemption] under this section.

[(b) Qualifications.]

[(1) A private club or lodge qualifies under this section only if it:

(i) has a limited membership elected pursuant to its charter or bylaws;

(ii) excludes the general public from its premises or place of meeting;

(iii) is organized with officers and directors;

(iv) holds all property...

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