- Any person who violates any provision of this subchapter, other than § 8 of D.C. Law 3-22, by:
- Smoking in a posted "No Smoking" area or defacing or removing a "No Smoking" sign, or failing to post warning signs as set forth in § 7-1704(a) shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $50 for a 1st offense; and not less than $50 nor more than $100 for each 2nd or subsequent offense; or
- Obscuring, removing, defacing, mutilating or destroying any sign posted in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $300; or
- Failing to post or cause to be posted or to maintain "No Smoking" signs and by failing to warn a smoker observed to be smoking in violation of this subchapter to stop smoking, as required by this subchapter, shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $300. Each and every day that the violation continues shall constitute a separate offense, and the penalties provided for in this paragraph shall be applicable to each separate offense; provided, that such penalties shall not be levied against any employee or officer of any branch, agency or instrumentality of the District of Columbia government.
- The Mayor is authorized to establish procedures for the issuance of a citation to any person who violates this subchapter requiring the person to post collateral in accordance with § 16-704 to assure the person's appearance in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to answer the citation, and such collateral may be forfeited in lieu of an appearance as the Court may direct.
- Issuances of citations pursuant to subsection (b) of this section shall not constitute arrests nor shall forfeitures of collateral pursuant to said subsection constitute convictions. Records which may be maintained in connection with the implementation of this section shall not constitute records of arrest under § 5-113.02, relating to arrest records, or paragraph (4) of § 5-113.01.
- Civil fines, penalties, and fees may be imposed as alternative sanctions for any infraction of the provisions of this subchapter, or any rules or regulations issued under the authority of this subchapter, pursuant to § 2- 1801.01 et seq. Adjudication of any infraction of this subchapter shall be pursuant to § 2-1801.01 et seq.
Historical and Statutory
1981 Ed., § 6-916.
1973 Ed., § 6-826.
Legislative History of Laws
For legislative history of D.C. Law 3-22, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 7-1701.
Law 6-42, the "Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Civil Infractions Act of 1985," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 6-187, which was referred to the Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 25, 1985, and July 9, 1985, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 16, 1985, it was assigned Act No. 6- 60 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.
For legislative history of D.C. Law 7-100, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 7-1703.01.
For legislative history of D.C. Law 8-262, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 7-1703.02.
Delegation of Authority
Delegation of authority under D.C. Law 3-22, the District of Columbia Smoking Restriction Act of 1979, see Mayor's Order 90-192, December 13, 1990.
DC CODE § 7-1706
Current through December 11, 2012
(Sept. 28, 1979, D.C. Law 3-22, § 7, 26 DCR 390; Oct. 5, 1985, D.C. Law 6-42, § 411, 32 DCR 4450; Mar. 29, 1988, D.C. Law 7-100, § 2(g), 35 DCR 1182; May 2, 1991, D.C. Law 8-262, § 2(d), 37 DCR 8434.)