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(a) Upon the receipt of a first report that a proprietor of a public place or place of employment has violated any provision of Sections 1870.01 et seq. of this chapter, the City Board of Health shall issue a warning letter to that proprietor. Thereafter, the penalties contained in division (c) of this section shall apply.
(b) Whoever violates any provision of Sections 1870.01 et seq. of this chapter is guilty of the offense of permitting smoking in public places or places of employment. Such offense is a minor misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum fine of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00).
(c) Strict liability is intended for a violation of Sections 1870.01 et seq. of this chapter.
(d) All fines and costs collected as a result of enforcement of the provisions of Sections 1870.01 et seq. of this chapter shall be paid directly to the City Board of Health as enforcing agency to fund future enforcement and education.
(Ord. 05-40. Passed 9-6-05.)