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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 32A:
REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING POKER GAMES
 
Definitions.
Restrictions Upon the Conducting of Poker Games.
Permit Required.
Filing.
Application Form.
Verification of Application.
Notice of Hearing.
Issuance of Permit.
Amendment of Permit.
Rules and Regulations by Chief of Police.
Access – Inspection.
Requirement to Keep Records.
Examination of Records.
Reports to be Filed with Chief of Police.
Frequency of Filing Reports.
Forms Prescribed by the Chief of Police.
Annual License.
Suspension and Revocation of Permit.
Limited Suspension.
Transfer of Permit.
Forfeiture of License Fee.
Penalties.
Injunction.
Inapplicability of other Laws.
Severability.
 
SEC. 3200A.  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this Article, the following words and phrases shall mean and include:
   (a)   Poker. The games of high and low draw poker without variation and without wild cards, wherein five cards are originally dealt to each player and each player shall draw the same number of cards as originally discarded prior to the draw.
   (b)   Table. An area in which a single game or series of games is played, not exceeding eight players plus a supervisor.
   (c)   Nonprofit Charitable Organization. Any organization exempted from the payment of the bank and corporation tax by Sections 23701a, 23701b, 23701d, 23701f, 23701g, and 23701 l of the Revenue and Taxation Code and including mobile home park associations and senior citizens organizations.
   (d)   Member. Any individual who qualified for membership in a nonprofit charitable organization, pursuant to its bylaws, articles of incorporation, charter rules or other written statement.
   (e)   Person. An individual, firm, partnership, joint 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 except the United States of America, the State of California, and any political subdivision of either thereof.
   (f)   Minor. Any person under the age of 18 years.
   (g)   Licensee. The active member or members of the license-holding organization who will supervise the poker games, or the license-holding organization itself, or both, as applicable.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3201A.  RESTRICTIONS UPON THE CONDUCTING OF POKER GAMES.
   The conducting of poker games authorized by this Article shall be subject to the following restrictions:
   (a)   Such games may only be conducted by a nonprofit charitable organization licensed under the provisions of this Article.
   (b)   Such games may only be conducted for the benefit of a nonprofit charitable organization.
   (c)   No individual, corporation, partnership, or other legal entity except the organization authorized to conduct a poker game may hold financial interest in the conduct of such poker game. No licensee or agent thereof may permit the farming out, assigning or subletting of any games or tables lawfully permitted pursuant to the provisions of this Article.
   (d)   A poker game may be operated and staffed only by members of the nonprofit charitable organization which organized it. Such members may not receive a profit, wage or salary from any poker game, provided, however, that with permission of the Chief of Police, paid personnel who are not members of such organization may be employed.
   (e)   Each poker table shall have assigned to it a person whose duty shall be to supervise the game, and see to it that it is played strictly in accordance with the terms of this Article and with the provisions of the Penal Code of the State of California. The table supervisor shall be the dealer for all games, but shall not otherwise participate in the play. It shall be illegal for any licensee, manager, supervisor, or employee of any organization holding a license under the provisions of this Article, to be physically present upon said premises without an identification card identifying them with the licensee. Such identification card is to be prominently displayed on the outermost garment at approximately chest height, and such identification card shall, at all times, be readable, legible and in good condition.
   (f)   A nonprofit charitable organization may conduct a poker game only on property owned or leased by it, and which property is used by such organization for an office or for performance of the purposes for which such organization is organized. Nothing in this Subparagraph (f) shall be construed to require that the property owned or leased by such organization be used or leased exclusively by such organization. Only one organization may conduct a licensed poker game or series of games at a single location at any one time.
   (g)   Each nonprofit charitable organization which is exempt from payment of the bank and corporation tax by Section 23701d of the Revenue and Taxation Code shall establish a trust account in which all profits derived from poker games shall be deposited. Such profits may not be commingled with any other fund or account. The trust account shall be established at the office of a bank located in the City and County of San Francisco and the account number and branch identification of the trust account shall be filed with the Chief of Police of the City and County of San Francisco within 10 days of the establishment thereof. Such profits shall be used only for charitable purposes.
      Each nonprofit charitable organization as defined in 3200A (c) herein which is not exempt from payment of the bank and corporation tax by Section 23701d of the Revenue and Taxation Code shall establish a trust account in which all funds derived from poker games shall be deposited. Such funds may not be commingled with any other fund or account. The trust account shall be established at an office of a bank located in the City and County of San Francisco and the account number and branch identification of the trust account shall be filed with the Chief of Police of the City and County of San Francisco within 10 days of the establishment thereof. Such funds shall be used only for charitable purpose, except a portion of such funds, not to exceed 10 percent of $750 per month, whichever is less, may be used for rental of property, overhead and administrative expenses.
   (h)   Any nonprofit charitable organization granted a permit pursuant to this Article which places, publishes or distributes or caused to be placed, published or distributed any advertising matter or announcement of poker games must include the number of the permit issued to such organization in such advertising matter or announcement.
   (i)   All bets or wagers shall be made in United States currency and in cash.
   (j)   No organization holding a poker permit may operate more than 12 tables.
   (k)   No organization which holds a permit pursuant to this Article may conduct poker games for more than six hours on any day; or between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. Except as provided by an amended permit issued pursuant to Section 3208A, no organization which holds a permit pursuant to this Article may conduct poker games on more than one day in any calendar week.
   (l)   No charge less than $1 or in excess of $5 per hour may be collected from any player for the privilege of participating in any game. This section shall not prohibit any organization licensed pursuant to this Article from charging an admission fee for entry upon the location where a poker game or series of games is being conducted.
   (m)   No licensee or other person in charge or in control of any poker game operating under any permit held or issued pursuant to the provisions of this Article may permit any person playing in any of the games subject to license by this Article to make any single bet or wager in excess of $10 or at any time during any game to permit an ante in excess of $10 total sum anted by players participating in the game. There shall be a limit of three raises per round of betting in any poker game or series of games licensed pursuant to this Article. "Razz games," i.e., games where the winner of the pot leaves in an amount for the next game, are prohibited.
   (n)   There shall be posted in every premises licensed for the operation of poker games under this Article in letters visible from all parts thereof, signs stating that only high and low draw poker are permitted to be played and stating the charge per hour exacted from each player for the privilege of playing.
   (o)   All poker games shall be open to the public and not just to the members of the nonprofit charitable organization.
   (p)   No person may be allowed to participate in a poker game unless the person is physically present at the time and place in which the poker game is being conducted.
   (q)   No minors may be allowed to participate in any poker game.
   (r)   No alcoholic beverages may be served, sold, given away, or consumed on any premises licensed for the operation of poker games pursuant to the provisions of this Article, nor may any such premises have an entrance leading to any establishment which serves or sells intoxicating liquor.
   (s)   No licensee may permit or otherwise allow any conduct, activity or condition upon the premises which singly or collectively are so noisy or otherwise offensive as to disturb the quiet and good order of the premises or of the neighborhood.
   (t)   No licensee may harbor, admit or permit to enter or remain on the premises any lewd or dissolute person, or any person under the influence of narcotics, or any intoxicated person; and no such person may enter upon or remain upon such premises.
   (u)   The licensee shall have the right to refuse admission to anyone. Those to whom admission is refused shall leave the premises immediately and shall not return for a period of at least 24 hours.
   (v)   No licensee, nor any other person required to disclose information under this Article, may loan money or any other thing of value or representing value to any player at any poker game licensed under this Article.
   (w)   No licensee may furnish any gratuity or incentive to any player in a poker game licensed under this Article, or to any person, as an inducement to play or to continue playing. Such gratuities or incentives include, but are not limited to, food, coffee, or any other thing of value. The term "gratuity or incentive" means at a price or other consideration below that normally charged by the establishment for such item.
   (x)   No licensee or agent thereof may operate, maintain, or purport to maintain, or allowed to be operated, maintained or purported to be maintained, any house bank, players' bank, employee bank, or any system similar thereto, whereby a person may deposit, draw or maintain any account or credit of money, chips, or other item of value.
   (y)   It shall be unlawful for any licensee or other person operating, managing, or conducting any poker game under any license issued pursuant to the provisions of this Article, or any of their agents, servants, representatives, associates or employees, for the purpose or intention of directly or indirectly offering, furnishing, providing, affording, showing, exhibiting, or distributing, or permitting the offering, to any person in, upon or near such poker game premises any money, merchandise, show, entertainment, dancing, vaudeville, circus, or other theatrical or terpsichorean or histrionic act, fortune-telling, magic or sleight-of-hand exhibition, or amusement, or any combination thereof, whether vocal, physical, mechanical, or otherwise, or any representative thereof or of value, or the use of any amusement device as a free gift premium, attraction, enticement, or reward to enter or remain in or about such place or premises or to attend or participate in any game or activity conducted therein, whether the same is distributed by lot, hazard or chance or for a direct or indirect charge or fee or in any other manner, or is offered, furnished, provided, afforded, shown, exhibited, tendered, or distributed free of any fee or charge as a gift. It is provided, however, that the playing of standard radio broadcast programs, or the showing or playing of regular standard television broadcasts, or the playing of standard recorded musical or audio programs shall not be deemed a violation hereof.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3202A.  PERMIT REQUIRED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct, or to cause or permit to be conducted, a poker game in the City and County of San Francisco without first having obtained a permit from the Chief of Police.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3203A.  FILING.
   Every person desiring a permit pursuant to this Article shall file an application with the Chief of Police upon a form provided by said Chief of Police and shall pay a filing fee in the amount set forth in Section 2.26 of the Police Code.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3204A.  APPLICATION FORM.
   Except as otherwise provided herein, an application for a permit pursuant to the provisions of this Article shall specify:
   (a)   The name and address of the applicant organization.
   (b)   The name and residence addresses of each of its officers.
   (c)   The address of the location or locations at which the applicant intends to conduct poker games.
   (d)   The day of the week and the time or times when the applicant intends to conduct poker games.
   (e)   The active member or members of the applicant organization who will conduct the poker games.
   (f)   Whether the members who will supervise the games have been convicted of any crime except misdemeanor traffic violations.
   (g)   Whether any permit or license previously applied for or issued pursuant to the provisions of this Article in regards to the applicant has been denied or revoked.
   (h)   Sufficient facts relating to the applicant organization to enable the Chief of Police to determine whether it is a nonprofit charitable organization as defined by this Article.
   (i)   The address to which notice, when required, is to be sent or mailed, and the name and address of a person authorized to accept service of process.
   (j)   Such other information as the Chief of Police may require of an applicant in addition to the other requirements of this Section.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3205A.  VERIFICATION OF APPLICATION.
   Every application for a permit under this Article shall be verified as provided in the California Code of Civil Procedure for the verification of pleadings.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3206A.  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 within 60 days from the date of filing said application. 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 where the applicant intends to conduct poker games, and the applicant shall maintain said notice as posted the required number of days. Such notice shall set forth the following:
   (a)   The name of the applicant organization.
   (b)   The day of the week and the time or times when the applicant intends to conduct poker games.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3207A.  ISSUANCE OF PERMIT.
   The Chief of Police shall issue a permit within 14 days following a hearing as provided in Section 3206A herein, based upon his investigation and subsequent to the public hearing provided for above, if he finds:
   (a)   That the operation, as proposed by the applicant, if permitted, would comply with all applicable laws, including, but not limited to, the City's building, health, zoning and fire ordinances.
   (b)   That the member or members who will supervise the conducting of the games have not been convicted in a court of competent jurisdiction by final judgment of:
      (i)   An offense involving violation of California Penal Code Sections 319 through 337;
      (ii)   An offense involving the use of force and violence upon the person of another that amounts to a felony, or if committed without the State of California would amount to a felony if committed within the State of California; and
      (iii)   An offense involving the use of force and violence upon the person of another; provided, that such person committed three separate offenses within the past five years.
   (c)   That the applicant has not knowingly made any false, misleading or fraudulent statement of facts in the permit application or any other document required by the Chief of Police in conjunction therewith.
   (d)   The operation of the proposed poker permit is not likely to be, or the actual operation of the poker permit or the conduct of the permittee is, not injurious to the health, safety, welfare and interest of the people of the City.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3208A.  AMENDMENT OF PERMIT.
   Upon application submitted by an organization which holds a permit pursuant to this Article and upon payment of a fee in the amount set forth in Section 2.26 of the Police Code, the Chief of Police may issue an amended permit authorizing poker games on days of the week, and at times other than those set forth in the organization's permit; provided, however, that no such amended permit may authorize more than 12 additional poker games to be conducted during that period for which the organization's license is applicable.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3209A.  RULES AND REGULATIONS BY CHIEF OF POLICE.
   The Chief of Police may adopt, after a noticed public hearing, rules and regulations supplemental to this Article and not in conflict therewith. The rules and regulations shall become effective 10 days after adoption by the Chief of Police.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3210A.  ACCESS – INSPECTION.
   The Police Department, in addition to its several other duties, shall inspect any and all establishments which have been licensed pursuant to this Article. No licensee, or any other person, may prevent any city, county, state or federal peace or fire prevention officer, or building official or inspector, charged with the duty of enforcing the laws of their respective jurisdiction, from having free access to the premises at all times it is open to the public, and at all other reasonable times.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3211A.  REQUIREMENT TO KEEP RECORDS.
   Each licensee shall keep records of all poker games conducted within the preceding 12-month period. Such records shall include the following information:
   (a)   The number of participants present at each series of poker games;
   (b)   The total amount of fees collected, including admission fees, for each series of poker games;
   (c)   The total amount of expenses incurred in relation to each series of poker games;
   (d)   Such other information as the Chief of Police may require in addition to the other requirements of this Section.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3212A.  EXAMINATION OF RECORDS.
   Each licensee shall keep all records required by Section 3211A for a period of time not less than 12 months.
   The Chief of Police shall have the power to examine or cause to be examined the books and records of any licensed organization so far as they may relate to poker games and to examine any manager, officer, director, agent, member or employee thereof under oath in relation to the conduct of any such game.
   Any information received shall not be disclosed except so far as may be necessary for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3213A.  REPORTS TO BE FILED WITH CHIEF OF POLICE.
   Every nonprofit charitable organization licensed pursuant to this Article must file with the Chief of Police a report containing:
   (a)   The total amount of money received from the operation of each series of poker games.
   (b)   All expenses connected with the operation of each series of poker games.
   (c)   Such other information as the Chief of Police may require in addition to the other requirements of this Section.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3214A.  FREQUENCY OF FILING REPORTS.
   A report must be filed within 30 days after any poker game is held, or, if the licensee conducts more than one poker game each month, the licensee may file the report specified in Section 3213A once every six months.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3215A.  FORMS PRESCRIBED BY THE CHIEF OF POLICE.
   The report required by Section 3213A of this Article shall be made on standard forms prescribed and furnished by the Chief of Police.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3216A.  ANNUAL LICENSE.
   Each organization proposing to conduct poker games pursuant to this Article shall obtain an annual license. 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.
   Nonprofit charitable organizations that are duly certified to be senior citizen organizations by the Commission on the Aging of the City and County of San Francisco shall not be required to pay those fees established by Sections 3203A, 3208A and 3216A of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82; amended by Ord. 238-11, File No. 111101, App. 12/15/2011, Eff. 1/14/2012)
SEC. 3217A.  SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF PERMIT.
   The Chief of Police may suspend or revoke any permit issued pursuant to this Article if he finds after a noticed public hearing that any of the following conditions exist:
   (a)   The operation, as conducted by the licensee, does not comply with all applicable laws, including, but not limited to, the City's building, health, zoning and fire ordinances; or
   (b)   A member or members who will be conducting the games have been convicted in a court of competent jurisdiction, by final judgment, of:
      (i)   An offense involving violation of California Penal Code Sections 319 through 337;
      (ii)   An offense involving the use of force and violence upon the person of another that amounts to a felony, or if committed without the State of California would amount to a felony if committed within the State of California; and
      (iii)   An offense involving the use of force and violence upon the person of another provided that such person committed three separate offenses within the past five years;
   (c)   The licensee has knowingly made any false, misleading or fraudulent statement of material fact in the application for a permit.
   (d)   The operation of the proposed poker license is likely to be, or the actual operation of the poker license or the conduct of the licensee is, injurious to the health, safety, welfare and interest of the people of the City.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3218A.  LIMITED SUSPENSION.
   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 determines after a noticed public hearing that violation of any provision of this Article or of any applicable building, health, zoning and fire ordinances has occurred.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3219A.  TRANSFER OF PERMIT.
   No permit under the terms of this Article may be sold, transferred or assigned by the licensee, or by operation of law, to any other person or persons or any legal entity; any such sale, transfer or assignment, or attempted sale, transfer or assignment, shall be deemed to constitute a voluntary surrender of such permit which thereafter shall be deemed terminated and void.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3220A.  FORFEITURE OF LICENSE FEE.
   On revocation of the permit, no part of the annual license fee shall be returned, but the said license fee shall be forfeited to the City and County of San Francisco.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3221A.  PENALTIES.
   The following penalties shall be imposed for violations of this Article:
   (a)   Any person who receives a profit, wage or salary from any poker game authorized by this Article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof such person shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000, which fine shall be deposited in the general fund of the City and County of San Francisco. This section shall not apply to the fees provided for in this Article and collected by the licensed organization conducting a poker game or series of games, or to the winnings of any player of said game or games.
   (b)   Any person violating any provision of this Article other than set forth in Section 3221A (a) shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished for the first offense by a fine not to exceed $1000 and for the second and each additional offense committed within one year from the date of the first offense by a fine not to exceed $2000 or imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not to exceed six months.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3222A.  INJUNCTION.
   The City and County of San Francisco may bring an action to enjoin the violations of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3223A.  INAPPLICABILITY OF OTHER LAWS.
   Articles 3 and 9.6 of Part II, Chapter VIII, of the San Francisco Municipal Code (Police Code) shall not apply to any poker game conducted within the territorial limits of the City and County of San Francisco pursuant to the provisions of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)
SEC. 3224A.  SEVERABILITY.
   If any section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of the Article or any part thereof, is for any reason to be held 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 each 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. 437-82, App. 9/3/82)