Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mountain Express: Smoking Ban Passes in Ketchum

Posted By on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 9:43 AM

As expected, officials in the City of Ketchum have approved new smoke-free rules.

This morning's Idaho Mountain Express reports that the council voted unanimously April 15 to adopt an ordinance that prohibits smoking "in a long list of public areas throughout the city." First-time violators will be issued a written warning. Second-time violators could get hit with a $25 fine and a third violation could result in a $52 fine. Additionally, employers who discriminate against employees who lodge complaints about smoking could face penalties of $1,000-$5,000.

The Mountain Express reports that the smoking ban will be in effect in all city-owned facilities, parks, and all enclosed, indoor public places and places of employment. Additionally, the ordinance prohibits outdoor smoking within 20 feet of bus stops and on all school property.

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