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The following words and phrases, whenever used in this Article, shall be construed as defined in this section. Words in the singular include the plural and words in the plural include the singular. Words in the present tense include the future.
"Application" means the application submitted under Section 19H.4 for a Tobacco Sales permit allowing the person or business to engage in the sale of tobacco products at an Establishment.
"Bar" means an area, whether a separate, stand-alone business or part of a larger business which is devoted to the serving of alcoholic beverages for consumption by patrons on the premises and in which the serving of food is incidental to the consumption of such beverages.
"Cap" means the figure set forth in Section 19H.5 and represents the total number of permitted Establishments that may operate in each supervisorial district.
"Change of Ownership" means a change of 50 percent or more of the ownership of the business within a 12-month period; provided, however, that if the Permittee is a corporation, transfer of 25 percent of the stock ownership of the permittee shall be deemed to be a Change of Ownership.
"Density Cap" has the same meaning as "Cap."
"Department" means the Department of Public Health.
"Director" means the Director of Health or his or her designee.
"District Population" means the population reported by the Department of Elections in each of the 11 supervisorial districts as required by Charter Section 13.110.
"Establishment" means any store, stand, booth, concession or any other enterprise that engages in the retail sale of Tobacco Products, including stores engaging in the retail sale of food items.
"Permittee" means a person who has obtained a Tobacco Sales permit for a specific location pursuant to this Article.
"Person" means any individual, partnership, cooperative association, private corporation, personal representative, receiver, trustee, assignee, or any other legal entity.
"Restaurant" means a business that primarily stores, packages, serves, vends, or otherwise prepares food for human consumption on the premises. "Restaurant" includes, but is not limited to businesses primarily engaged in providing (1) food services to patrons who order and are served while seated on the premises, and pay after eating, and (2) food services where patrons generally order and pay before eating on the premises. "Restaurant" also includes separately owned food facilities that are located in a grocery store but does not include the grocery store.
"School" means a public or private kindergarten, elementary, middle, junior high or high school, or a school combining some or all of the above school grades.
"Tobacco Product" means (1) any product containing, made, or derived from tobacco or nicotine that is intended for human consumption, whether smoked, heated, chewed, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled, snorted, or sniffed, or ingested by any other means, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, bidis or snuff; (2) any device or component, part, or accessory that delivers nicotine alone or combined with other substances to the person using the device including but not limited to electronic cigarettes, cigars, or pipes, whether or not the device or component is sold separately. "Tobacco Product" does not include any product that has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for use as a tobacco cessation product where such product is marketed and sold solely for such an approved purpose.
"Tobacco Sales" means sales, or any offer to sell or exchange, for any form of consideration, Tobacco Products to any person by any person who operates an Establishment. "Tobacco Sales" includes any display of Tobacco Products.
"Tobacco Shop" means any tobacco retailer whose principal business is selling Tobacco Products, tobacco paraphernalia, or both, as evidenced by any of the following: 50% or more of floor area and display area is devoted to the sale or exchange of Tobacco Products, tobacco paraphernalia, or both; 70% or more of gross sales receipts are derived from the sale or exchange of Tobacco Products, tobacco paraphernalia, or both; or 50% or more of completed sales transactions include a Tobacco Product or tobacco paraphernalia.
(Added as Sec. 1009.51 by Ord. 254-03, File No. 030869, App. 11/7/2003; redesignated and amended by Ord. 259-14 , File No. 141098, App. 12/19/2014, Eff. 1/18/2015; amended by Ord. 59-15 , File No. 150242, App. 5/8/2015, Eff. 6/7/2015, Oper. 1/1/2016; Ord. 31-16 , File No. 151179, App. 3/11/2016, Eff. 4/10/2016, Oper. 7/1/2016)