City attorney working on controlling E-cigarettes
A new law passed by the Legislature of Minnesota Cities local media need to update the ordinances concerning the use and sale of snuff.
During the last legislative session, lawmakers passed the Modernization of snuff and compliance with Act 2010.
The Act came into force on 1 August, is in response to new snuff products that make them more attractive and enjoyable for children.
“Right now there is no regulation to enforce the use of e-cigarettes,” says Wells, a lawyer for the city of David Frundt. “So the legislature is concerned, are the cigarettes.”
Frundt Wells told council members he wants to ensure that the city ordinance complies with state law. Is also reviewing the rules of snuff six other cities in which he serves as legal advisor.
An E-Cigarette is an electronic cigarette that contains nicotine, but not snuff and water vapor emissions.
Print advertising in the list of e-cigarettes No:
• flame or fire;
• tar or smoke;
• Carbon monoxide;
• ash and smell like real benefits to smoking.
Other products such as Camel sticks, balloons and strips are being sold in selected markets across the country.
Frundt says some of the new products are packaged in containers such as caramel, and could be confused with mints or breath strips.
“If the products sold here want to make sure that they are behind the counter, to reduce youth access,” he says.
The penalties for the sale of new snuff products to anyone under 18 years of age will probably be the same as they are now.
The first offense carries a fine of $ 75, but increases to $ 200 if a second violation within 24 months in the same place.
The fine is $ 250 if a third violation within two years and the seller’s license is suspended for no less than seven days.
The people who sell snuff to a child under 18 years of age will be fined $ 50.
In other matters:
• A public hearing is set for 5:00 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Community Center for the evaluation of proposals involving seven projects to improve the street overlay.
City Manager Jeremy Germann said notices were sent to 75 households.
The project cost is estimated at $ 175.000.
• Council members approved the hiring of Scott Berg as the manager of the liquor store waiting for a background check.
The city received 15 applicants for the position and narrowed the list to five. The two finalists, Berg and Jason Twedt were interviewed at the meeting of 27 September.
• Council approved the refinancing of a bond to save the city about $ 35,000. The interest rate will rise from 4 percent to 2 percent.
• Germann said that efforts are being made to contact the owners to clean a house destroyed by fire to 500 first. Avda S.W.
If the parties can not be reached, the city will run a public notice for 20 days.
Officials have offered a $ 8,900 Weber to remove construction debris.