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PREFACE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
CHAPTER 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 2: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CHAPTER 2A: EXECUTIVE BRANCH
CHAPTER 2B: ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARDS (TAX APPEAL BOARDS)
CHAPTER 3: BUDGET PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 4: CITY BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT, AND VEHICLES
CHAPTER 5: COMMITTEES
CHAPTER 6: PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 7: DISASTER COUNCIL
CHAPTER 8: DOCUMENTS, RECORDS AND PUBLICATIONS
CHAPTER 9A: FARMERS' MARKET
CHAPTER 9B: FLEA MARKET
CHAPTER 10: FINANCE, TAXATION, AND OTHER FISCAL MATTERS
CHAPTER 10B: SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES
CHAPTER 10C: REIMBURSEMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE OF VEHICLES
CHAPTER 10E: PLANNING MONITORING
CHAPTER 10F: 1660 MISSION STREET SURCHARGE
CHAPTER 10G: BOARD OF APPEALS SURCHARGE FOR PERMITS AND FEES
CHAPTER 10H: RECOVERY OF COSTS OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE
CHAPTER 11: FRANCHISES
CHAPTER 12: HOUSING AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 12A: HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
CHAPTER 12B: NONDISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12C: NONDISCRIMINATION IN PROPERTY CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12D: MINORITY/WOMEN/LOCAL BUSINESS UTILIZATION
CHAPTER 12E: CITY EMPLOYEE'S SEXUAL PRIVACY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12F: IMPLEMENTING THE MACBRIDE PRINCIPLES - NORTHERN IRELAND
CHAPTER 12G: PROHIBITION ON USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR POLITICAL ACTIVITY BY RECIPIENTS OF CITY CONTRACTS, GRANTS, AND LOANS
CHAPTER 12H: IMMIGRATION STATUS
CHAPTER 12I: CIVIL IMMIGRATION DETAINERS
CHAPTER 12J: CITY BUSINESS WITH BURMA PROHIBITED
CHAPTER 12K: SALARY HISTORY*
CHAPTER 12L: PUBLIC ACCESS TO RECORDS AND MEETINGS OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
CHAPTER 12M: PROTECTION OF PRIVATE INFORMATION*
CHAPTER 12N: LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, AND QUESTIONING YOUTH: YOUTH SERVICES SENSITIVITY TRAINING
CHAPTER 12O: EARNED INCOME CREDIT INFORMATION
CHAPTER 12P: MINIMUM COMPENSATION
CHAPTER 12Q: HEALTH CARE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 12R: MINIMUM WAGE
CHAPTER 12S: WORKING FAMILIES CREDIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 12T: CITY CONTRACTOR/SUBCONTRACTOR CONSIDERATION OF CRIMINAL HISTORY IN HIRING AND EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS
CHAPTER 12U: SWEATFREE CONTRACTING
CHAPTER 12V: PERSONAL SERVICES MINIMUM CONTRACTUAL RATE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12W: SICK LEAVE*
CHAPTER 12X: PROHIBITING CITY TRAVEL AND CONTRACTING IN STATES THAT ALLOW DISCRIMINATION*
CHAPTER 12Y: SAN FRANCISCO SLAVERY DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 12Z: SAN FRANCISCO FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 13: JAILS AND PRISONERS
CHAPTER 14: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH CARE SECURITY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14A: DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 14B: LOCAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE UTILIZATION AND NON-DISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14C: [EXPIRED]
CHAPTER 15: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE
CHAPTER 16: OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES GENERALLY
CHAPTER 17: PUBLIC OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES
CHAPTER 18: PAYROLL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 19. COMMUNITY SAFETY CAMERA ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 19A: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER 19B: ACQUISITION OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 20: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER 21: ACQUISITION OF COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21A: HEALTH-RELATED COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21B: COMMODITIES AND SERVICES RELATING TO PROJECTS ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS
CHAPTER 21C: MISCELLANEOUS PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 21D: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21E: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21F: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21G: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 22: RADIO COMMUNICATION FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22A: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22B: TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22C: PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS
CHAPTER 22D: OPEN DATA POLICY
CHAPTER 22E: CITY-OWNED FIBER-OPTIC FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22G: OFFICE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 23: REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS
CHAPTER 23A: SURPLUS PUBLIC LANDS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CHAPTER 24A: ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE LOCAL RENT SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM IN THE OFFICE OF MAYOR
CHAPTER 24B: RELOCATION APPEALS BOARD
CHAPTER 25: STREET LIGHTING
CHAPTER 26. DEEMED APPROVED OFF-STREET ALCOHOL USE NUISANCE REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 27: HEALTHY NAIL SALON RECOGNITION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 28: ADMINISTRATIVE DEBARMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 29: FINDINGS OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND FEASIBILITY
CHAPTER 29A: [APPROVAL OF POWER PLANT; PLANNING CODE SEC.
CHAPTER 29B: CHILD CARE FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR CITY AND CITY-FUNDED PROJECTS
CHAPTER 30: CENTRALIZATION OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 31: CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT PROCEDURES AND FEES
CHAPTER 32: RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 33: COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
CHAPTER 33A: LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW)*
CHAPTER 34: NOTIFICATION TO ASSESSOR CONCERNING ZONING RECLASSIFICATIONS OF PROPERTY, CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS AND VARIANCES
CHAPTER 35: RESIDENTIAL, HOTEL, AND PDR COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION
CHAPTER 36: COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS AREA PLANS AND PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 37: RESIDENTIAL RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 37A: RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION FEE
CHAPTER 38: COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS; ACCESS IMPROVEMENT OBLIGATIONS AND NOTICE TO SMALL BUSINESS TENANTS REGARDING DISABILITY ACCESS
CHAPTER 39: [RIGHT TO RETURN TO REVITALIZED PUBLIC HOUSING]
CHAPTER 40: HOUSING CODE ENFORCEMENT LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 41: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41A: RESIDENTIAL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41B: COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ACT
CHAPTER 41C: TIME-SHARE CONVERSION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41D: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL VISITOR POLICIES
CHAPTER 41E. RESIDENTIAL HOTEL MAIL RECEPTACLE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41F: TOURIST HOTEL CONVERSION*
CHAPTER 42: INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 43: MUNICIPAL FINANCE LAW
CHAPTER 44: ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE PLANNING COUNCIL
CHAPTER 45: JURY FEES
CHAPTER 47: PREFERENCE IN CITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 48: RENTAL SUBSIDY PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
CHAPTER 49: SECURITY DEPOSITS FOR RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY
CHAPTER 49A: RESIDENTIAL TENANT COMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER 49B: RESIDENTIAL RENTAL UNITS: LOCK REPLACEMENTS BY LANDLORD WHEN TENANTS VACATE
CHAPTER 50: NONPROFIT PERFORMING ARTS LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 51: VOLUNTARY ARTS CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 52: SAN FRANCISCO CARBON MITIGATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 53: URBAN AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 53A: URBAN AGRICULTURE INCENTIVE ZONES ACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 54: SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY FACILITY COMMISSION
CHAPTER 56: DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS
CHAPTER 57: FILM COMMISSION
CHAPTER 58: RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN CIVIL MATTERS
CHAPTER 59: HEALTHY FOOD RETAILER ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 60: ASSISTED HOUSING PRESERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 61: WATERFRONT LAND USE
CHAPTER 62: DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS
CHAPTER 63: WATER EFFICIENT IRRIGATION ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 64: CITY EMPLOYEE AND CITY CONTRACTOR SAFETY AND HEALTH
CHAPTER 65: RENT REDUCTION AND RELOCATION PLAN FOR TENANTS INCONVENIENCED BY SEISMIC WORK PERFORMED PURSUANT TO CHAPTERS 14 AND 15 OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BUILDING CODE
CHAPTER 65A: COMPENSATION, OR SUBSTITUTE HOUSING SERVICE, FOR TENANTS AFFECTED BY TEMPORARY SEVERANCE OF SPECIFIED HOUSING SERVICES DURING MANDATORY SEISMIC WORK REQUIRED BY BUILDING CODE CHAPTER 34B
CHAPTER 66: SEISMIC SAFETY RETROFIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 67: THE SAN FRANCISCO SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 67A: CELL PHONES, PAGERS AND SIMILAR SOUND-PRODUCING ELECTRICAL DEVICES
CHAPTER 68: CULTURAL EQUITY ENDOWMENT FUND
CHAPTER 69: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 70: IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 71: MILLS ACT CONTRACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 72: RELOCATION ASSISTANCE FOR LEAD HAZARD REMEDIATION
CHAPTER 74: RENT ESCROW ACCOUNT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 77: BUILDING INSPECTION COMMISSION APPEALS
CHAPTER 78: DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION PERMIT TRACKING SYSTEM
CHAPTER 79: PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 79A: ADDITIONAL PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 80: ANTI-BLIGHT ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 80A: ORDERS TO VACATE DUE TO HAZARDOUS HOUSING CONDITIONS
CHAPTER 82: LOCAL HIRING POLICY FOR CONSTRUCTION
CHAPTER 83: FIRST SOURCE HIRING PROGRAM
CHAPTER 84: SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTIAL RENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR PERSONS DISQUALIFIED FROM FEDERAL RENT SUBSIDY PROGRAMS BY THE FEDERAL QUALITY HOUSING AND WORK RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 1998 (QHWRA)
CHAPTER 86: CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FIRST COMMISSION
CHAPTER 87: FAIR HOUSING IMPLEMENTATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 88: PERFORMANCE AND REVIEW ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 89: DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES
CHAPTER 90: ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION
CHAPTER 90A: PROMOTING AND SUSTAINING MUSIC AND CULTURE
CHAPTER 91: LANGUAGE ACCESS
CHAPTER 92: REAL ESTATE LOAN COUNSELING AND EDUCATION
CHAPTER 93: PREGNANCY INFORMATION DISCLOSURE AND PROTECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 94: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLAZA PROGRAM
CHAPTER 94A: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLACES FOR PEOPLE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 95: IDENTIFICATION CARDS
CHAPTER 96: COORDINATION BETWEEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 96A: LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 96B: POLICY MAKING MARIJUANA OFFENSES THE LOWEST LAW ENFORCEMENT PRIORITY
CHAPTER 96C: POLICE INTERROGATION OF YOUTH - JEFF ADACHI YOUTH RIGHTS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 97: HEALTHCARE IMPACT REPORTS
CHAPTER 98: THE BETTER STREETS POLICY
CHAPTER 99: PUBLIC POWER IN NEW CITY DEVELOPMENTS
CHAPTER 100: PROCEDURES GOVERNING THE IMPOSITION OF ADMINISTRATIVE FINES
CHAPTER 101: RESTRICTING THE PURCHASE, SALE, OR DISTRIBUTION OF SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES BY OR FOR THE CITY
CHAPTER 102: OUR CHILDREN, OUR FAMILIES COUNCIL
CHAPTER 103: NON-COOPERATION WITH IDENTITY-BASED REGISTRY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 104: COLLECTION OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY DATA
CHAPTER 105: CIGARETTE LITTER ABATEMENT FEE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 106: CITY NAVIGATION CENTERS
CHAPTER 107: CULTURAL DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 107A: AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 107B: CASTRO LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND QUEER (LGBTQ) CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 109: PRIORITIZING 100% AFFORDABLE HOUSING
CHAPTER 115: AUTOMATED POINT OF SALE STATION REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 116: COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION FOR RESIDENTIAL USES AND PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT
CHAPTER 117: COOPERATIVE LIVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
CHAPTER 119: SAFE PARKING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 120: ADMINISTRATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDS
CHAPTER 121: CLOSURE OF JUVENILE HALL
APPENDIX: Table of Initiative Ordinances and Policy Declarations
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Business and Tax Regulations Code
BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
ARTICLE 1: PERMIT PROCEDURES
ARTICLE 2: LICENSE FEES
ARTICLE 3: [REPEALED]
ARTICLE 4: [RESERVED]
ARTICLE 5: ELECTRICAL MUSICAL DEVICES
ARTICLE 6: COMMON ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 7: TAX ON TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY OF HOTEL ROOMS
ARTICLE 8: SUGARY DRINKS DISTRIBUTOR TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 9: TAX ON OCCUPANCY OF PARKING SPACE IN PARKING STATIONS
ARTICLE 10: UTILITY USERS TAX
ARTICLE 10B: ACCESS LINE TAX
ARTICLE 11: STADIUM OPERATOR ADMISSION TAX
ARTICLE 12: BUSINESS REGISTRATION
ARTICLE 12-A: PAYROLL EXPENSE TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-A-1: GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-B: BUSINESS TAX REFUND
ARTICLE 12B-1: NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION AND GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP FUND TAX OPTION
ARTICLE 12-C: REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX
ARTICLE 12-D: UNIFORM LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX
ARTICLE 13: CONNECTIONS TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TERMINAL ALARM PANEL
ARTICLE 14: TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
ARTICLE 15: BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 15A: PUBLIC REALM LANDSCAPING, IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE ASSESSMENT DISTRICTS ("GREEN BENEFIT DISTRICTS")
ARTICLE 16: LIVING WAGE FOR EDUCATORS PARCEL TAX
ARTICLE 17: BUSINESS TAX PENALTY AMNESTY PROGRAM
ARTICLE 20: FINANCIAL INFORMATION PRIVACY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 21: EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION COMMERCIAL RENTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 22: PARKING STATIONS; REVENUE CONTROL EQUIPMENT
ARTICLE 23: VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE EXPENDITURE PLAN
ARTICLE 28: HOMELESSNESS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 32: TRAFFIC CONGESTION MITIGATION TAX
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code
San Francisco Environment Code
ENVIRONMENT CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE ENVIRONMENT CODE
CHAPTER 1: PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE POLICY STATEMENT
CHAPTER 2: ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PURCHASING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 3: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 4: HEALTHY AIR AND CLEAN TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 5: RESOURCE CONSERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 7: GREEN BUILDING REQUIREMENTS FOR CITY BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 8: TROPICAL HARDWOOD AND VIRGIN REDWOOD BAN
CHAPTER 9: GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS TARGETS AND DEPARTMENTAL ACTION PLANS
CHAPTER 10: TRANSPORTATION OF AGGREGATE MATERIALS
CHAPTER 11: CELL PHONE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 12: URBAN FORESTRY COUNCIL
CHAPTER 13: ARSENIC-TREATED WOOD
CHAPTER 14: CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS RECOVERY ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 15: GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 16: FOOD SERVICE AND PACKAGING WASTE REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 17: PLASTIC BAG REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 18: SOLAR ENERGY INCENTIVE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 19: MANDATORY RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING
CHAPTER 20: EXISTING BUILDINGS ENERGY PERFORMANCE
CHAPTER 21: CLEAN ENERGY FULL DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 22: SAFE DRUG DISPOSAL
CHAPTER 23: DRINK TAP ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: BOTTLED DRINKING WATER
CHAPTER 25: CLEAN CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS
CHAPTER 26: BETTER ROOF REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 27: ANTIBIOTIC USE IN FOOD ANIMALS
CHAPTER 28: FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS IN UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE AND JUVENILE PRODUCTS
CHAPTER 29: ELECTRIC VEHICLE READINESS IMPLEMENTATION*
CHAPTER 30: RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 31: ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND CHARGING IN COMMERCIAL PARKING LOTS AND GARAGES*
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Fire Code
San Francisco Health Code
HEALTH CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE HEALTH CODE
ARTICLE 1: ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1A: ANIMAL SACRIFICE
ARTICLE 1B: PERFORMANCE OF WILD OR EXOTIC ANIMALS FOR PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT OR AMUSEMENT
ARTICLE 1C: SALE OF ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1D: ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 2: COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
ARTICLE 3: HOSPITALS
ARTICLE 4: DECEASED PERSONS
ARTICLE 5: PUBLIC HEALTH - GENERAL
ARTICLE 6: GARBAGE AND REFUSE
ARTICLE 7: LAUNDRIES
ARTICLE 8: FOOD AND FOOD PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 8A: CANNABIS CONSUMPTION PERMITS
ARTICLE 9: DAIRY AND MILK CODE
ARTICLE 10: MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 11: NUISANCES
ARTICLE 11A: BED BUG INFESTATION PREVENTION, TREATMENT, DISCLOSURE, AND REPORTING
ARTICLE 12: SANITATION - GENERAL
ARTICLE 12A: BACKFLOW PREVENTION
ARTICLE 12B: SOIL BORING AND WELL REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 12C: ALTERNATE WATER SOURCES FOR NON-POTABLE APPLICATIONS
ARTICLE 14: AMBULANCES AND ROUTINE MEDICAL TRANSPORT VEHICLES
ARTICLE 15: PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATING THE USE OF 'ECONOMIC POISONS'
ARTICLE 17: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PERSONAL PROPERTY AT SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL
ARTICLE 18: PROVIDING FOR ISSUANCE OF CITATIONS TO VIOLATORS
ARTICLE 19: SMOKING POLLUTION CONTROL
ARTICLE 19A: REGULATING SMOKING IN EATING ESTABLISHMENTS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19B: REGULATING SMOKING IN SHARED OFFICE WORKPLACE [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19C: REGULATING SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES AND IN HEALTH, EDUCATIONAL AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19D: PROHIBITING CIGARETTE VENDING MACHINES
ARTICLE 19E: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT AND CERTAIN SPORTS ARENAS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19F: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN ENCLOSED AREAS, CERTAIN UNENCLOSED AREAS, AND SPORTS STADIUMS
ARTICLE 19G: ENFORCEMENT OF SMOKING PROHIBITIONS
ARTICLE 19H: PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF TOBACCO
ARTICLE 19I: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN CITY PARK AND RECREATIONAL AREAS AND FARMERS' MARKETS
ARTICLE 19J: PROHIBITING PHARMACIES FROM SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19K: PROHIBITING SALES OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS ON PROPERTY OWNED BY OR UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 19L: PROHIBITING SMOKING AT CERTAIN OUTDOOR EVENTS
ARTICLE 19M: DISCLOSURE TO PROSPECTIVE RESIDENTIAL TENANTS OF WHETHER A UNIT IS SMOKE FREE OR SMOKING OPTIONAL, AND INFORMING EXISTING RESIDENTIAL TENANTS WHERE SMOKING IS OPTIONAL
ARTICLE 19N: ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES - RESTRICTIONS ON SALE AND USE
ARTICLE 19O: [SMOKELESS TOBACCO - USE PROHIBITED AT ATHLETIC VENUES]
ARTICLE 19P: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO PERSONS AGED 18, 19, OR 20
ARTICLE 19Q: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19R: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LACKING FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION PREMARKET APPROVAL
ARTICLE 19S: PROHIBITING THE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 20: ALKYL NITRITES
ARTICLE 21: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
ARTICLE 21A: RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 22: HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 22A: ANALYZING SOILS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE
ARTICLE 22B: CONSTRUCTION DUST CONTROL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 23: VIDEO DISPLAY TERMINAL WORKER SAFETY
ARTICLE 24: CHLOROFLUOROCARBON RECOVERY AND RECYCLING
ARTICLE 25: MEDICAL WASTE GENERATOR REGISTRATION, PERMITTING, INSPECTIONS AND FEES
ARTICLE 26: COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD POISONING INVESTIGATION, MANAGEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 27: HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM AGREEMENT
ARTICLE 28: MEDICAL CANNABIS USER AND PRIMARY CAREGIVER IDENTIFICATION CARDS
ARTICLE 29: LICENSING AND REGULATION OF MASSAGE PRACTITIONERS AND MASSAGE BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 30: REGULATION OF DIESEL BACKUP GENERATORS
ARTICLE 31: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 32: DISEASE PREVENTION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
ARTICLE 33: MEDICAL CANNABIS ACT
ARTICLE 34: HEALTHY PRODUCTS, HEALTHY CHILDREN ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 35: BIOLOGICAL AGENT DETECTORS
ARTICLE 36: CHILD COUGH AND COLD MEDICINE WARNING ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 37: TRANS FAT FREE RESTAURANT PROGRAM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: ENHANCED VENTILATION REQUIRED FOR URBAN INFILL SENSITIVE USE DEVELOPMENTS
ARTICLE 39: COMMERCIAL DOG WALKING
ARTICLE 40: SAFE BODY ART
ARTICLE 41: MENTAL HEALTH
ARTICLE 42: SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 43: SURPLUS MEDICATION REPOSITORY AND DISTRIBUTION
ARTICLE 45: CITY-OPERATED ADULT RESIDENTIAL FACILITY
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Municipal Elections Code
San Francisco Park Code
San Francisco Planning Code
San Francisco Zoning Maps
San Francisco Police Code
POLICE CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 1: PUBLIC NUISANCES
ARTICLE 1.1: REGULATING THE USE OF VEHICLES FOR HUMAN HABITATION
ARTICLE 1.2 DISCRIMINATION IN HOUSING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH MINOR CHILDREN
ARTICLE 1.3: TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON RENTAL INCREASES RENT ROLLBACK BASED UPON APRIL 15, 1979, RENTAL RATES AND REFUNDING ANY RENT INCREASES
ARTICLE 1.5: DISPLAY OF LIFE AND PROPERTY CONSERVATION DECALS
ARTICLE 2: DISORDERLY CONDUCT
ARTICLE 3: GAMES OF CHANCE
ARTICLE 4: PARADES
ARTICLE 4.5: FUNERAL PROCESSION ESCORTS
ARTICLE 5: OFFENSIVE POWDERS
ARTICLE 6: FRAUD AND DECEIT
ARTICLE 7: ANIMALS AND BIRDS
ARTICLE 7.1: HORSE-DRAWN VEHICLES
ARTICLE 8: MINORS
ARTICLE 9: MISCELLANEOUS CONDUCT REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 9.5: PROHIBITING OF PROFESSIONAL STRIKEBREAKERS
ARTICLE 9.6: REGULATIONS FOR SOLICITATION FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES
ARTICLE 10: REGULATIONS FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 10.1: REGULATING EXPOSURE OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CARTOONS OR DRAWINGS ON NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 10.2: REGULATION OF COMPUTER RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 11: REGULATIONS FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 11.1: COMMERCIAL DISPLAY OF DEAD HUMAN BODIES
ARTICLE 11.2: REGULATIONS FOR ADULT THEATERS AND ADULT BOOKSTORES PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 12: REGULATIONS FOR AUTOMOBILES
ARTICLE 13: MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS FOR PROFESSIONS AND TRADES
ARTICLE 13.1: JUNK DEALERS - PERMIT AND REGULATION
ARTICLE 13.2 BICYCLE MESSENGER BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.3: CAR RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.4: REDUCING RENTAL-CAR BURGLARIES
ARTICLE 14: LICENSES FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 15: LICENSES FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 15.1: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 15.2: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS FOR EXTENDED-HOURS PREMISES
ARTICLE 15.3: PROHIBITING NUDE PERFORMERS, WAITERS AND WAITRESSES
ARTICLE 15.4: ENCOUNTER STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.5: NUDE MODELS IN PUBLIC PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.6: ESCORT SERVICES
ARTICLE 15.7: EVENT PROMOTERS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATION OF CANNABIS
ARTICLE 17: MISCELLANEOUS LICENSE REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 17.1: REGULATIONS FOR FORTUNETELLING; PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 18: SAN FRANCISCO POLICE PISTOL RANGE
ARTICLE 19: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY
ARTICLE 20: REPRODUCING AND FURNISHING REPORTS
ARTICLE 22: CITATIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE HEALTH CODE AND POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 23: REGULATIONS FOR PORT AREA*
ARTICLE 24: REGULATING STREET ARTISTS*
ARTICLE 25: REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE PROTECTION AND SECURITY SERVICES*
ARTICLE 26: REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC BATH HOUSES
ARTICLE 27: REGULATIONS FOR MORTGAGE MODIFICATION CONSULTANTS
ARTICLE 28: REGULATIONS FOR PAWNBROKERS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 29: REGULATION OF NOISE
ARTICLE 30: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR DRIVERS
ARTICLE 30.1: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR FIRMS
ARTICLE 31: REGULATIONS FOR TEMPORARY HELIPORTS AND PERMIT PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 32: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING BINGO GAMES
ARTICLE 32A: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING POKER GAMES
ARTICLE 33: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, COLOR, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, PLACE OF BIRTH, SEX, AGE, RELIGION, CREED, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, WEIGHT, OR HEIGHT
ARTICLE 33A: PROHIBITION OF EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE WITH EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES AND REGULATIONS OF EMPLOYER DRUG TESTING OF EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33B: PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION BY CLUBS OR ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ARE NOT DISTINCTLY PRIVATE
ARTICLE 33C: DISPLACED WORKER PROTECTION
ARTICLE 33D: GROCERY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33E: HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33F: HOURS AND RETENTION PROTECTIONS FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33G: PREDICTABLE SCHEDULING AND FAIR TREATMENT FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33H: PAID PARENTAL LEAVE
ARTICLE 33I: LACTATION IN THE WORKPLACE
ARTICLE 33J: PARITY IN PAY
ARTICLE 34: REGULATIONS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS - PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 35: FIREARM STRICT LIABILITY ACT
ARTICLE 36: PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF A FIREARM WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OR DRUG, OR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WHILE UPON PUBLIC PREMISES SELLING OR SERVING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 36A: [SALE, MANUFACTURE, AND DISTRIBUTION OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION; POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS]
ARTICLE 36B: STORAGE OF FIREARMS IN MOTOR VEHICLES
ARTICLE 36C: PROHIBITION OF FIREARMS AT PUBLIC GATHERINGS
ARTICLE 37: POLICE EMERGENCY ALARM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF AIDS AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 39: PEDICABS
ARTICLE 40: DRUG FREE WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 41: PROHIBITING THE SALE OR POSSESSION OF REPLICA HYPODERMIC NEEDLES OR SYRINGES
ARTICLE 42: SALE AND DISPLAY OF AEROSOL PAINT CONTAINERS AND MARKER PENS
ARTICLE 42A: COLOR TIRES
ARTICLE 42B: MERCURY THERMOMETERS
ARTICLE 42D: SALE AND DISPLAY OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING HYDROFLUORIC ACID
ARTICLE 43: ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 44: CLOSED CAPTIONS ACTIVATION REQUIREMENT ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 45: FIREARMS AND WEAPONS VIOLENCE PREVENTION ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 46: PROHIBITING SELF-SERVICE MERCHANDISING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS EXCEPT IN PLACES TO WHICH MINORS HAVE NO ACCESS
ARTICLE 47: PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
ARTICLE 48: LASER POINTERS
ARTICLE 49: PROCEDURES FOR CONSIDERING ARRESTS AND CONVICTIONS AND RELATED INFORMATION IN EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING DECISIONS
ARTICLE 50: CRIMINAL HISTORY IN ADMISSION TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
ARTICLE 51: STORMWATER FLOOD RISK DISCLOSURE
ARTICLE 52: OCCUPANT'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE A COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES PROVIDER
ARTICLE 55: ACCEPTANCE OF CASH BY BRICK-AND-MORTAR BUSINESSES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Port Code
San Francisco Public Works Code
PUBLIC WORKS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE PUBLIC WORKS CODE
ARTICLE 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 2: PUBLIC CONTRACT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 2.1: PERMIT FEES AND OCCUPANCY ASSESSMENTS
ARTICLE 2.3: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 2.4: EXCAVATION IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY
ARTICLE 3: REGULATIONS IN REGARD TO WORKING CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 4: SEWERS
ARTICLE 4.1: INDUSTRIAL WASTE
ARTICLE 4.2. SEWER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 4.3: SEWERS
ARTICLE 5: STREET FLOWER MARKETS
ARTICLE 5.1: ANTI-LITTER RECEPTACLES
ARTICLE 5.2: TABLES AND CHAIRS IN PUBLIC SIDEWALK OR ROADWAY AREAS
ARTICLE 5.3: DISPLAY OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES OR NONFOOD MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 5.4: REGULATION OF NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 5.5: DISTRIBUTION OF FREE SAMPLE MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY
ARTICLE 5.6: POSTING OF SIGNS ON CITY-OWNED LAMP POSTS OR UTILITY POLES
ARTICLE 5.7: HANDBILL DISTRIBUTION ON PRIVATE PREMISES; DISPLAY OF BANNERS
ARTICLE 5.8: PERMIT REGULATIONS FOR MOBILE FOOD FACILITIES CONCERNING PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
ARTICLE 6: STREET IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 6.1: IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 7: MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS
ARTICLE 9: UNACCEPTED STREETS
ARTICLE 11: SPUR TRACKS
ARTICLE 13: ENGINEERING INSPECTION
ARTICLE 14: UNDERGROUND PIPES, WIRES AND CONDUITS
ARTICLE 15: MISCELLANEOUS
ARTICLE 16: URBAN FORESTRY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 16.1: TREE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
ARTICLE 17: CONTROL OF DUMPS DISPOSING OF MATERIALS FROM CONSTRUCTION OR DEMOLITION
ARTICLE 18: UTILITY FACILITIES
ARTICLE 19: PUBLIC TELEPHONE BOOTHS ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 20: PROHIBITED BICYCLE ACTIONS AND TRANSACTIONS
ARTICLE 21: RESTRICTION OF USE OF POTABLE WATER FOR SOIL COMPACTION AND DUST CONTROL ACTIVITIES
ARTICLE 22: RECLAIMED WATER USE
ARTICLE 23: GRAFFITI REMOVAL AND ABATEMENT
ARTICLE 24: SHOPPING CARTS
ARTICLE 25: PERSONAL WIRELESS SERVICE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 26*: ILLEGAL DUMPING
ARTICLE 27: SURFACE-MOUNTED FACILITIES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Subdivision Code
San Francisco Transportation Code
San Francisco Building Inspection Commission (BIC) Codes
Comprehensive Ordinance List
ARTICLE 15.4:
ENCOUNTER STUDIOS
 
Definitions.
Permit Required.
Employee Permit Required Display.
Filing and Fee Provision.
Employee Permit.
Application for Encounter Studio Permit.
Application For Employee of an Encounter Studio.
Verification of Application.
Corporate, Applicants; Exemption.
Corporate Permittee; Maintenance of Stock Register; Report.
Notice of Hearing.
Referral of Application to Other Departments.
Issuance of Permit For an Encounter Studio.
Applications Barred For One Year.
Issuance of Employee Permits.
Revocation or Suspension of Permit.
Employment of Persons Under the Age of 18 Prohibited.
Age of Customer.
Sale or Transfer.
Name and Place of Business Change of Location.
Display of Permit.
Inspection.
Daily Register.
Prohibited Activities.
Solicitation of Trade.
Lighting.
Noise.
Booths and Cubicles.
Hours of Operation.
Signs Regulated.
Signs; Continued.
Signs Required.
Entertainment, Visibility from the Street.
Advertising.
Locked Doors.
Counseling or Assisting.
Exemptions.
Exemptions Continued.
Exemptions Continued.
License Fees.
Employee License.
Transfer or Assignment of Permit.
Penalty, Misdemeanor or Infraction.
Penalty Limited Suspension or Revocation.
Time Limit For Obtaining Permit.
Severability.
 
SEC. 1072.1.  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purposes of this Article, the following words and phrases shall mean and include:
   (a)   Theater. A building, playhouse, room, hall, or other place having therein a permanent stage upon which movable scenery is or may be placed and upon which theatrical or vaudeville or similar performances are given, with seats so arranged in proximity to such stage that a body of spectators may have an unobstructed view of said stage, the primary function of which is to serve as the locale of such performance.
   (b)   Encounter Studio. An establishment to which patrons or members are invited and is so arranged as to provide booths, cubicles, room or rooms, compartments or stalls wherein an entertainer provides entertainment as defined herein to patrons or members or groups of members or patrons within the aforesaid booths, cubicles, room or rooms, compartments or stalls.
   (c)   Entertainment. Any act, play, review, pantomime, scene, song, dance act, song and dance act, modeling, conversation, appearance or any other live act, demonstration, exhibition, or poetry recitation, conducted or participated in by any person in or upon any premises to which patrons or members are admitted. "Entertainment" also includes a fashion or style show, except when conducted by a bona fide nonprofit club or organization as part of the social activities of such club or organization, and when conducted solely as a fund-raising activity for charitable purposes.
      "Entertainment," in addition, is defined to mean and include the playing upon or use of any instrument that is capable of or can be used to produce musical sounds or percussion sounds, including but not limited to reed, brass, percussion or stringlike instruments; provided, further, that "entertainment" is defined to mean any instrument or device capable of producing or reproducing sound.
   (d)   Person. An individual, firm, partnership, joint adventure, association, social club, fraternal organization, joint stock company, corporation, estate, trust, business trust, receiver, trustee, syndicate, or any other group or combination acting as a unit, excepting the United States of America, the State of California, and any political subdivision of either thereof.
   (e)   Operator. Any person operating an Encounter Studio, including but not limited to the owner or proprietor of the premises upon which it is located, and the lessee, sublessee, or mortgagee in possession.
   (f)   Bona Fide Nonprofit Clubs or Organizations. Any fraternal charitable, religious or benevolent, or any other nonprofit organization, having a regular membership association primarily for mutual social, mental, political and civil welfare to which admission is limited to members and guests and revenue accruing therefrom to be used exclusively for the benevolent purposes of said organization and which organization or agency is exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Laws of the United States as a bona fide fraternal, charitable, religious, benevolent or nonprofit organization.
   (g)   Entertainer. An entertainer, for the purposes of this Article, is any person who performs any act enumerated in Section 1072.1(c) of this Article within an Encounter Studio whether for any consideration or not.
   (h)   Employee. Any and all persons who work in or about or render any services whatsoever to the patrons or customers of an Encounter Studio and who receives compensation for such service.
   (i)   Specified Sexual Activities. (1) Human genitals in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal; (2) Acts of human masturbation, sexual intercourse or sodomy; and (3) Fondling or other erotic touching of human genitals, pubic region, buttock or female breast.
   (j)   Specified Anatomical Areas. (1) Less than completely and opaquely covered: (a) human genitals, pubic hair, buttock, natal cleft, perineum, anal region, and (b) female breast at or below the areola thereof; and (2) Human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if completely and opaquely covered.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.2.  PERMIT REQUIRED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in, conduct or carry on, or to permit to be engaged in, conducted or carried on, in or upon any premises in the City and County of San Francisco, the operation of an Encounter Studio as herein defined, without first having obtained a permit from the Police Department.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.3.  EMPLOYEE PERMIT REQUIRED DISPLAY.
   It shall be unlawful for any entertainer or other employee to work in or about, or to perform any services for a customer of an Encounter Studio without first securing a permit from the Chief of Police.
   Every person to whom an employee permit is granted pursuant to the provisions of this Article shall display said permit in plain view on his person at all times while on an Encounter Studio premises in such a manner that the same may be readily seen by customers on the premises. Said permit shall contain a recent photograph of the entertainer as well as said entertainer's name and permit number.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.4.  FILING AND FEE PROVISION.
   Every applicant desiring a permit to maintain, operate or conduct an Encounter Studio shall file an application with the Chief of Police upon a form provided by said Chief of Police and pay a filing fee which shall not be refundable. Each such applicant shall pay an additional fee of $500 which shall be used by the Chief of Police to investigate said applicant's application as provided in Section 1072.6 herein. Any unused portion of such additional fee shall be returned to the applicant at the conclusion of the hearing on his application provided by Section 1072.1.
(Amended by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
SEC. 1072.5.  EMPLOYEE PERMIT.
   Application to Chief of Police. Every applicant for an Employee Permit for an Encounter Studio shall file an application with the Chief of Police on a form provided by said Chief of Police and pay a filing fee which shall not be refundable. Said applicant shall file for a permit within 30 days of the effective date of this Article.
(Amended by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
SEC. 1072.6.  APPLICATION FOR ENCOUNTER STUDIO PERMIT.
   The application for a permit to operate an Encounter Studio shall set forth the proposed place of business and facilities therefor and the name and address of each applicant.
   In addition to the foregoing, any applicant for a permit shall furnish the following information:
   (a)   The two previous addresses immediately prior to the present address of the applicant.
   (b)   Written proof that the applicant is at least 18 years of age.
   (c)   Applicant's height, weight, color of eyes and hair.
   (d)   Three portrait photographs at least 2" x 2".
   (e)   Business, occupation, or employment of the applicant for the three years immediately preceding the date of application.
   (f)   All criminal convictions except minor traffic violations.
   (g)   If the applicant is a corporation, the name of the corporation shall be set forth exactly as shown in its articles of incorporation together with the names and residence addresses of each of the officers, directors, and each stockholder holding more than 10 percent of the stock or beneficial ownership of the corporation. If the applicant is a partnership, the application shall set forth the name and the residence addresses of each of the partners, including limited partners. If one or more of the partners is a corporation, the provisions of this Section pertaining to a corporate applicant apply.
   (h)   Whether applicant or any other person who will be directly engaged in the management or operation of the Encounter Studio has been previously granted permits or licenses to engage in a business or occupation by the State of California or by the City and County of San Francisco, any of which permits or licenses has/have been revoked by the granting authority because of violation of law or violation of rules promulgated by the regulating agency where the issuing agency or the regulating agency is either the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission or the San Francisco Police Department. The Chief of Police shall not take into account such revocation if the applicant suffered such revocation at least three years prior to the date of the application.
   (i)   Such other identification and information necessary to discover the truth of the matters hereinbefore specified as required to be set forth in the application.
   (j)   Nothing contained herein shall be construed to deny to the Chief of Police the right to take the fingerprints and additional photographs of the applicant, nor shall anything contained herein be construed to deny the right of said Chief of Police to confirm, by independent investigation, the truth and accuracy of the above information.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.7.  APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYEE OF AN ENCOUNTER STUDIO.
   The employee of an Encounter Studio filing for a permit shall furnish the following information:
   (a)   Name.
   (b)   Residence address.
   (c)   Encounter Studio in which the employee is currently working.
   (d)   Two previous addresses immediately prior to the present address of the applicant.
   (e)   Applicant's weight, height, color of eyes and hair.
   (f)   Written proof that applicant is at least 18 years of age.
   (g)   Three portrait photographs of at least 2" x 2".
   (h)   Previous employment of the applicant for three years immediately preceding the date of application.
   (i)   All criminal convictions except minor traffic violations.
   (j)   Such other identification and information necessary to discover the truth of the matters hereinbefore specified.
   (k)   Whether applicant or any other person who will be directly engaged in the management and operation of the Encounter Studio has been previously granted permits or licenses to engage in a business or occupation by the State of California or the City and County of San Francisco, any of which permits or licenses has/have been revoked by the granting authority.
   (l)   Nothing contained herein shall be construed to deny the Chief of Police the right to take the fingerprints and additional photographs of the applicant, nor shall anything contained herein be construed to deny the right of said Chief of Police to confirm, by independent investigation, the truth and accuracy of the above information.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.8.  VERIFICATION OF APPLICATION.
   Every application for a permit under this Article shall be verified as provided in the Code of Civil Procedure of the State of California for the verification of pleadings.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.9.  CORPORATE, APPLICANTS; EXEMPTION.
   The provisions of Section 1072.6(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f) entitled "Application for Permit" relating to requirement for corporate applicants shall not apply to any of the following:
      (1)   A corporation, the stock of which is listed on a stock exchange in the State of California or the City of New York, State of New York.
      (2)   A bank, trust company, financial institution or title company to which application is made or to whom a license is issued in a fiduciary capacity.
      (3)   A corporation which is required by law to file periodic reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.10.  CORPORATE PERMITTEE; MAINTENANCE OF STOCK REGISTER; REPORT.
   (A)   Any corporation holding a permit under this Article shall maintain a stock register at the principal office of the corporation in San Francisco and the stock register shall be available to the Police Department for inspection. Such corporation shall report to the department in writing any of the following:
      (1)   Issuance or transfer of any shares of stock or beneficial ownership thereof to any person where the issuance or transfer results in the person owning 10 percent or more of the corporate stock.
      (2)   Change in any of the corporate officers which are required by Section 821 of the Corporations Code.
      (3)   Change of the members of its Board of Directors.
   The report shall be filed with the Police Department within 30 days after the issuance or transfer of corporate stock or beneficial ownership thereof, change in corporate officers, or change in members of the Board of Directors, as the case may be.
   (B)   The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any of the following:
      (1)   A corporation, the stock of which is listed on a stock exchange in this state or in the City of New York, State of New York.
      (2)   A bank, trust company, financial institution or title company to which a permit is issued in a fiduciary capacity.
      (3)   A corporation which is required by law to file periodic reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.11.  NOTICE OF HEARING.
   When an application is filed for a permit under this Article, the Chief of Police shall fix a time and place for a public hearing thereon. Not less than 10 days before the date of such hearing, the Chief of Police shall cause to be posted a notice of such hearing in a conspicuous place on the property in which or on which the proposed Encounter Studio is to be operated. Such posting of notice shall be carried out by the Chief of Police, and the applicant shall maintain said notice as posted for the required number of days.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.12.  REFERRAL OF APPLICATION TO OTHER DEPARTMENTS.
   The Chief of Police, upon receiving an application for an Encounter Studio permit, shall refer the application to the Bureau of Building Inspection, the Fire Department, and the City Planning Department which departments shall inspect the premises proposed to be operated as an Encounter Studio and shall make written recommendations to the Chief of Police concerning compliance with the codes that they administer.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.13.  ISSUANCE OF PERMIT FOR AN ENCOUNTER STUDIO.
   The Chief of Police shall issue a permit within 14 days following a hearing if all requirements for an Encounter Studio described in this Article are met and shall issue a permit to all persons who apply to perform Encounter Studio services unless he finds:
      (1)   That the operation as proposed by the applicant if permitted would not have complied with all applicable laws, including, but not limited to the Building, City Planning, Housing and Fire Code of the City and County of San Francisco or regulations by the Chief of Police.
      (2)   That the operation as proposed by the applicant if permitted would not result in a density of more than one Encounter Studios, Massage Establishments, Adult Theaters or Adult Bookstores within an area of 500 square feet of the premises for which a permit is sought.
      (3)   That the applicant and any other person who will be directly engaged in the management and operation of an Encounter Studio has been convicted of any of the following offenses or convicted of an offense within, or without the State of California that would have constituted any of the following offenses if committed within the State of California:
         (a)   An offense involving conduct which requires registration pursuant to Section 290 of the Penal Code;
         (b)   An offense involving the use of force and violence upon the person of another.
         (c)   An offense involving sexual misconduct with children;
         (d)   An offense as defined in Sections 311, 647(a), 647a, 647(b), 315, 316, 318 or 266 through 267 inclusive of the Penal Code of the State of California;
         (e)   The applicant has had revoked his license or permit issued by either the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission of the State of California or the San Francisco Police Department.
      (4)   That the applicant or any other person who will be directly engaged in the management and operation of the Encounter Studio has had a permit or license to engage in a business or occupation granted by the State of California or the City and County of San Francisco revoked by the granting authority.
   The Chief of Police shall issue a permit to any person convicted of any of the crimes described in Subsections (3a), (3b), (3c), (3d), or (3e) of this Section or subjected to a license or permit revocation as described in Subsection (4) of this Section if he finds that the termination of any disability resulting from such conviction or revocation occurred at least three years to the date of the application and the applicant has had no subsequent felony convictions of any nature, no subsequent misdemeanor convictions for crimes mentioned in this Section and no permit or license revocations as mentioned in Subsection (4) of this Section.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.14.  APPLICATIONS BARRED FOR ONE YEAR.
   Whenever any application is filed for a permit under this Article and said application has been denied by the Chief of Police, or a permit issued under this Article has been revoked, and no appeal has been taken to the Board of Permit Appeals or when any appeal from such denial or revocation has been taken to the Board of Permit Appeals and said Board has concurred in the judgment or order of denial or revocation, said application for said permit, or for a like permit for the same location or by the same applicant shall not be heard by the Chief of Police until the expiration of one year from the date of the previous denial or revocation of said permit or application and there shall be no appeal to said Board of Permit Appeals for failure or refusal to hear any such application or appeal within said one-year period.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.15.  ISSUANCE OF EMPLOYEE PERMITS.
   The Chief of Police shall issue a permit within 14 days following a hearing unless he finds that the applicant has had a permit or license to engage in a business or occupation granted by the State of California or the City and County of San Francisco revoked by the granting authority or that the applicant has been convicted of any of the following offenses or if convicted of an offense within or without the State which would have constituted any of the following offenses if committed within the State of California:
   (a)   An offense involving conduct which requires registration pursuant to Section 290 of the Penal Code.
   (b)   An offense involving the use of force and violence on the person of another.
   (c)   An offense involving sexual misconduct with children.
   (d)   An offense as defined in Sections 311, 647(a), 647a, 647(b), 315, 316, 318 or 266 through 267 inclusive of the Penal Code of the State of California.
   (e)   The applicant has had revoked his license or permit issued by either the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission of the State of California or the San Francisco Police Department.
   The Chief of Police shall issue a permit to any person subjected to a revocation as described in this Section or to any person convicted of any of the crimes enumerated in Subsections (a), (b), (c), (d), or (e) of this Section if he finds that the termination of any disability resulting from such conviction or revocation occurred at least three years prior to the date of the application and the applicant has had no subsequent felony convictions of any nature, no subsequent misdemeanor convictions for crimes mentioned in this Section and no subsequent permit revocations mentioned in this Section.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.16.  REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION OF PERMIT.
   Any permit issued for an Encounter Studio or employee may be revoked or suspended by the Chief of Police after a hearing, in any case where any of the provisions of this Article or local or State law are violated or where any employee of the permittee has engaged in any conduct which violates any of the state or local laws or ordinances at permittee's place of business, or in any case where the permittee or licensee refuses to permit any duly authorized Police officer of the City and County of San Francisco to inspect the premises or the operations therein.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.17.  EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for any owner, proprietor, manager or other person in charge of any Encounter Studio to employ any person who is not at least 18 years of age.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.18.  AGE OF CUSTOMER.
   It shall be unlawful for any owner, proprietor, manager or other person in charge of an Encounter Studio to allow any person under the age of 18 years to patronize an Encounter Studio as a customer or patron.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.19.  SALE OR TRANSFER.
   Upon sale, transfer or relocation of an Encounter Studio, the permit and license therefor shall be null and void unless approved as provided in Section 1072.24 herein; provided, however, that upon the death or incapacity of the permittee the Encounter Studio may continue in business for a reasonable period of time to allow for an orderly transfer of the permit.
   If the permittee is a corporation, a transfer of 25 percent of the stock ownership of the permittee will be deemed to be a sale or transfer and the permit and license therefor shall be null and void unless approved as provided in Section 1072.24 herein; provided, however, that the provision shall not apply to a permittee corporation, the stock of which is listed on a stock exchange in this state or in the City of New York, State of New York, or which is required by law to file periodic reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission unless approved as provided in Section 1072.19 herein.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.20.  NAME AND PLACE OF BUSINESS CHANGE OF LOCATION.
   No person granted a permit pursuant to this Article shall operate under any name or conduct his business under any designation for any location not specified in his permit.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.21.  DISPLAY OF PERMIT.
   Every person to whom or for whom a permit to operate an Encounter Studio shall have been granted pursuant to the provisions of this Article shall display said permit in a conspicuous place within the Encounter Studio so that the same may be readily seen by persons entering the premises.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.22.  INSPECTION.
   The Police Department shall, from time to time and at least twice a year, make an inspection of each Encounter Studio in the City and County of San Francisco for the purposes of determining that the provisions of this Article are complied with.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.23.  DAILY REGISTER.
   Every person who engages in, conducts, or carries on the operation of an Encounter Studio shall keep a daily register, approved as to form by the Police Department, of the following information:
   (a)   The identification of all employees employed by such establishment, together with a duplicate of each of said employees' employee permit;
   (b)   The hours of employment of each employee for each day;
   (c)   The rooms, cubicles, booths, compartments or stalls assigned to or used by each employee for that day and the time at which each employee used or was assigned to each room, cubicle, booth, compartment or stall; and
   (d)   All patrons, with said patrons' true full names, residential street, city and state addresses and hours of arrival and the rooms, cubicles, booths, compartments or stalls used by each patron, if any.
   Said daily register shall at all times during business hours be subject to inspection by the Police Department and by the Health Department and shall be kept on file for one year on the premises.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.24.  PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES.
   (A)   No person, while acting as an entertainer in an Encounter Studio, shall:
      (1)   Expose his or her genitals, pubic hair, buttocks, natal cleft, perineum, anal region or pubic hair region; or
      (2)   Expose or employ any device, costume or cover which gives the appearance of or simulates the genitals, pubic hair, buttocks, natal cleft, perineum, anal region or pubic hair region; or
      (3)   Expose any portion of the female breast at or below the areola thereof; or
      (4)   Employ any device or covering which is intended to simulate such portion of the breast; or
      (5)   Touch a customer; or
      (6)   Permit a customer or patron to touch an entertainer; or
      (7)   Leave the encounter studio with or meet a customer or patron outside of said premises.
   (B)   No person who is a patron of an Encounter Studio shall place, or cause to be placed in the daily register false name, or residential street, city and state addresses.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.25.  SOLICITATION OF TRADE.
   No operator or employee of an Encounter Studio shall permit or allow or cause any person or employee to solicit trade on the public sidewalk or shall engage in such activity.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.26.  LIGHTING.
   Every Encounter Studio shall be lighted throughout to an intensity of at least 12 foot candles during all hours of operation.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.27.  NOISE.
   It shall be unlawful for any operator or employee of an Encounter Studio to make or continue, or cause, or permit to be made or continued, any vocal or instrumental music and related sounds, whether live or reproduced mechanically by radio, television, stereo or otherwise, so as to create any sound or noise which would cause the sound level (noise level) measured at any point within the Encounter Studio to exceed the sound level of 55 decibels, measured on the A-weighted scale as defined in the American National Standard S-1.4-1971.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.28.  BOOTHS AND CUBICLES.
   It shall be unlawful for any operator of an Encounter Studio to maintain or construct any booth, cubicle, room or rooms, compartment or stall that is so arranged that the entire interior portion of same is not visible from the exterior of the booth, cubicle, room or rooms, compartment or stall. No booth, cubicle, room, compartment or stall shall be so maintained or constructed so that the entrance to same may be blocked by a door or curtain or similar device.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.29.  HOURS OF OPERATION.
   Encounter Studios shall be operated only between the hours of 10:00 a.m., and 10:00 p.m., of the same day.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.30.  SIGNS REGULATED.
   No sign or signs which, in whole or in part, advertise any Encounter Studio and which sign or signs use the words "nude," "topless," "bottomless," "naked," or words of like import in any language, or which, either expressly or by implication, indicate that any act which is prohibited by this Article or by state or local law is available or performed in said Encounter Studio, shall be maintained, erected, used or placed in upon or adjacent to the outside or inside of any building where it is visible from public streets or from adjacent buildings and premises, the purposes of which sign is intended to attract, lure or entice customers.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.31.  SIGNS; CONTINUED.
   No operator of an Encounter Studio shall permit, or cause to be permitted, any sign to be posted on the premises which depicts, describes or relates to "Specified Sexual Activities" or "Specified Anatomical Areas" as defined herein.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.32.  SIGNS REQUIRED.
   (a)   Each operator of an Encounter Studio shall post and display signs in a conspicuous place, one inside and one outside the Encounter Studio which lists the services provided by said studio and the fee or charge for each such service;
   (b)   Each operator of an Encounter Studio shall post and display signs in a conspicuous place, one inside and one outside the Encounter Studio which read as follows: "THIS ENCOUNTER STUDIO IS REGULATED BY THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO. UPON ENTRY, ALL PATRONS MUST SIGN A REGISTER, GIVING THEIR TRUE NAME AND ADDRESS. THE SIGNING OF A FALSE NAME AND/OR GIVING A FALSE ADDRESS WILL BE DEEMED A MISDEMEANOR. ENTERTAINERS ARE: (1) NOT PERMITTED TO ENGAGE IN ANY TYPE OF SEXUAL CONDUCT; (2) NOT PERMITTED TO REMOVE THEIR CLOTHING; (3) NOT PERMITTED TO EXPOSE BREASTS OR GENITAL AREAS; (4) NOT PERMITTED TO TOUCH OR BE TOUCHED BY CUSTOMERS; (5) NOT PERMITTED TO LEAVE WITH OR MEET A CUSTOMER OFF THE PREMISES."
   (c)   The signs described above must be printed in upper case block letters no less than one inch in height and ¼ inch in width. Each such sign shall state the required information in English, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.33.  ENTERTAINMENT, VISIBILITY FROM THE STREET.
   No operator of an Encounter Studio shall permit or cause to be permitted or allow any entertainment as defined in this Article in such a manner that said entertainment would be visible at any time from the street, sidewalk or highway.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.34.  ADVERTISING.
   No operator of an Encounter Studio shall place or cause to be placed or distribute or cause to be distributed any advertising brochures, pamphlets, handbills, posters, announcements, or the like, that depict the human form or portions thereof, or contain such wording in such a manner that such depictions of the human form or portions thereof or words would violate Section 1072.25 of this Article if such pictorial representation were on a sign upon or adjacent to an Encounter Studio.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.35.  LOCKED DOORS.
   No operator of an Encounter Studio shall lock or otherwise bar the entrance door to the Encounter Studio through which customers or patrons are customarily admitted during the hours of operation. If there is more than one door through which customers or patrons are customarily admitted, only one such door need remain in an unlocked condition during the hours of operation.
   Nothing in this Section shall be construed to relieve the owner, manager, proprietor or person in charge of an Encounter Studio from compliance with the several sections of Part II, Chapter IV of the San Francisco Municipal Code (Fire Code).
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.36.  COUNSELING OR ASSISTING.
   No person shall permit, counsel or assist any other person in the violation of any provision of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.37.  EXEMPTIONS.
   The provisions of Section 1072.2 relating to requirement for a permit shall not apply to an Encounter Studio operated by any public agency or by any educational or social agency, or any bona fide charitable organization as defined in Section 1072.1(f) herein.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.38.  EXEMPTIONS CONTINUED.
   This Article shall not apply to any of the following who hold current, unrevoked licenses or certificates from the State of California:
   (a)   Physicians as defined in Section 4033 of the Business and Professions Code;
   (b)   Drugless Practitioners as defined in Section 2138 of the Business and Professions Code;
   (c)   Psychiatric Technicians as defined in Section 4502 of the Business and Professions Code;
   (d)   Psychologist as defined in Section 2903 of the Business and Professions Code; or
   (e)   Persons working under the immediate control and direction of persons specified in Subsections (a), (b), (c) or (d) of this Section.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.39.  EXEMPTIONS CONTINUED.
   This Article shall not apply to:
   (a)   A theater, concert hall, or similar establishment which is primarily devoted to theatrical performances;
   (b)   Any act authorized or prohibited by any state statute;
   (c)   Entertainment as defined in Section 1060, Article 15.1 of this Code, and as regulated by Section 1060.9.1 of said Code.
   (Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77; amended by Ord. 163-17, File No. 170443, App. 7/27/2017, Eff. 8/26/2017)
SEC. 1072.40.  LICENSE FEES.
   Every permittee who conducts or assists in conducting or permitting any Encounter Studio as defined herein shall pay to the Tax Collector an annual license fee payable in advance. The license fee shall be paid annually on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Amended by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; Ord. 238-11, File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012)
SEC. 1072.40-1.  EMPLOYEE LICENSE.
   Every person engaged as an employee of an Encounter Studio who requires a permit from the Police Department pursuant to the provisions of Section 1072.3 of this Article shall pay an annual license fee. The license fee shall be paid annually on or before March 31, in accordance with the provisions of Section 76.1 of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 238-11, File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012)
SEC. 1072.41.  TRANSFER OR ASSIGNMENT OF PERMIT.
   No permit shall be transferable or assignable except with the written consent of the Chief of Police. An application for such a transfer shall be in writing and shall be accompanied by the same filing fee as for an initial application. The written application for such transfer shall contain the same information as requested herein for initial application for such a permit.
(Amended by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81)
SEC. 1072.42.  PENALTY, MISDEMEANOR OR INFRACTION.
   Any person who violates any provisions of this Article shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor or an infraction.
   (a)   If charged as an infraction the penalty, upon conviction of such person, shall be by a fine not exceeding $500;
   (b)   If charged as a misdemeanor the penalty, upon conviction of such person, shall be by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not to exceed six months or by a fine not exceeding $1,000, or by both such fine and imprisonment;
   (c)   The complaint charging such violation shall specify whether the violation charged is a misdemeanor or an infraction. Such charging decisions shall be at the sole discretion of the District Attorney;
   (d)   Nothing herein shall prohibit the District Attorney from exercising the sole discretion vested in him by law to charge an operator, employee, or any other person associated with an Encounter Studio with violating this or any other local or state law.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.43.  PENALTY LIMITED SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION.
   Any permit issued under the terms of this Article may be suspended for a period of 30 days by the Chief of Police if the Chief of Police deems after a noticed hearing, that violation of the regulations or any provisions of the Municipal Code has occurred. A permit may be revoked for such violations as set forth in Section 1072.16, above.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.44.  TIME LIMIT FOR OBTAINING PERMIT.
   All premises required to obtain a permit and license pursuant to this Article must obtain a permit within 45 days of the effective date of this Article; failure to do so shall make continued operation of said Encounter Studio a violation of Section 1072.42 hereof. Permits must be obtained from the Police Department as Sections 1072.2, 1072.3, 1072.4, 1072.5, and 1072.6 provide.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)
SEC. 1072.45.  SEVERABILITY.
   If any section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this Article, or application thereof to any person or circumstances, is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid or ineffective by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity or effectiveness of the remaining portions of this Article or any part thereof. The Board of Supervisors hereby declares that it would have passed such section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, subdivisions, paragraphs, sentences, clauses or phrases be declared unconstitutional or invalid or ineffective.
(Added by Ord. 241-77, App. 6/17/77)