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The DC Code: § 7-1703.04 No smoking within 25 feet of property signs.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)
A property owner or ground-floor commercial tenant has the authority to post signs on his or her property stating that smoking is not permitted on public space within a specified distance from and abutting the building wall. That distance shall not be greater than 25 feet or the distance to the far side of the adjacent public sidewalk, if any, whichever is less.
An authorized sidewalk café shall not be subject to a no-smoking sign posted pursuant to this section unless the sign has been posted by, or with the consent of, the owner or operator of the sidewalk café.
The penalties in § 7-1721.06 shall not apply to this section.

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 19-171 validated a previously made technical correction in the section designation. Legislative History of Laws Law 18-189, the "Prohibition Against Selling Tobacco Products to Minors Amendment Act of 2010", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 18-431, which was referred to the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary.   The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on January 5, 2010, and February 2, 2010, respectively.  Enacted without signature by the Mayor on May 11, 2010, it was assigned Act No. 18-352 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.  D.C. Law 18-189 became effective on July 23, 2010. For history of Law 19-171, see notes under § 7-242. DC CODE § 7-1703.04 Current through December 11, 2012


(Sept. 28, 1979, D.C. Law 3-22, § 4d, as added July 23, 2010, D.C. Law 18-189, § 2, 57 DCR 3019; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 52(a), 59 DCR 6190.)