34-46-18. Smoking permitted in certain licensed establishments where alcohol sold. The provisions of §§ 34-46-13 to 34-46-15, inclusive, do not apply to any establishment licensed pursuant to subdivision 35-4-2(4), (6), (12), or (16) that was in compliance on January 1, 2009, with, and maintains compliance with, the following requirements:
(1) Generates ten percent or more of its annual gross income from the sale of cigars. For the purposes of this section, a cigar is any individual roll of tobacco that has a wrapper or cover consisting only of tobacco, that measures a number forty ring size or larger, and that is sold without a filter;
(2) Has a humidor on the premises; and
(3) Is enclosed by solid walls or windows, a ceiling, and a solid door and is equipped with a ventilation system by which exhausted air is not recirculated to nonsmoking areas and smoke is not backstreamed into nonsmoking areas.
Any establishment meeting the requirements of this section may permit the smoking of cigars and any premium tobacco product purchased on the premises. However, no establishment may permit the smoking of any other tobacco product on the premises. The establishment shall post a notice of the prohibition.
Any establishment meeting the requirements of this section shall annually report to the Department of Revenue, on a form prescribed by the department, the revenue generated from the sale of cigars as a percentage of annual gross income.
Source: SL 2009, ch 171, § 6, approved eff. Nov. 10, 2010; SL 2011, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 11-1), § 161, eff. Apr. 12, 2011.
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