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File #: 20-296    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Action Item
File created: 9/17/2019 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 10/14/2019 Final action:
Title: CC - Introduction of an Ordinance Amending Certain Provisions of Chapter 11.15, Tobacco Retailer Licensing, of the Culver City Municipal Code to Prohibit the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products, Including Menthol
Attachments: 1. 2019-10-14_ATT_CCMC Chapter 11.15.pdf, 2. 2019-10-14_ATT_2019-05-28 Staff Report.pdf, 3. 2019-10-14_ATT_2019-08-26 Staff Report.pdf, 4. 2019-10-14_ATT_CDPH Hookah Fact Sheet.pdf, 5. 2019-10-14_ATT_Oakland Report on Implementation Challenges.pdf, 6. 2019-10-14_ATT_San Francisco Economic Impact Report.pdf, 7. 2019-10-14_ATT_CA LGBT Tobacco Education Partnership Letter.pdf, 8. 2019-10-14_ATT_Proposed Ordinance.pdf
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CC - Introduction of an Ordinance Amending Certain Provisions of Chapter 11.15, Tobacco Retailer Licensing, of the Culver City Municipal Code to Prohibit the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products, Including Menthol

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Meeting Date: October 14, 2019

Contact Person/Dept: Heather Baker/City Attorney

Phone Number: (310) 253-5660

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: [X]

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X] Date:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council; Notify Me - Culver City News and Events; Stay Informed - Smoking (09/24/19, 10/04/19 and 10/09/19); (Mail) Culver City Tobacco Retailer Licensees (09/24/19); and (Publication) Culver City News (09/26/19)

Department Approval: Carol Schwab (10/09/19)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council introduce an Ordinance amending certain provisions of Chapter 11.15, Tobacco Retailer Licensing, of the Culver City Municipal Code to prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol.


BACKGROUND

The following is a chronology of the City Council's prior discussion of the regulation of tobacco products:

* August 10, 2015: City Council amended Chapter 11.15, Tobacco Retailer Licensing, of the Culver City Municipal Code (CCMC) to amend the definitions of "tobacco paraphernalia" and "tobacco product" to specifically include electronic smoking devices and electronic smoking device paraphernalia, as it was unclear from the previous definitions as to whether these were subject to a tobacco retailer license. This amendment to CCMC Chapter 11.15 also added new definitions for "electronic smoking device" and "electronic smoking device paraphernalia." The purpose of the amendment was to make it clear that (1) a retailer engaged in the sale of electronic smoking devices and parapher...

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