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File #: BL-17-010    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Bylaw Status: Failed
File created: 1/26/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/3/2017 Final action:
Title: Bylaw 15/2017 - To Repeal Tobacco Retail Licensing Bylaw 20/96 Presented by: Dawn Fedorvich, Acting Manager of Business Retention & Expansion
Attachments: 1. Bylaw 15 2017 Repealing Bylaw, 2. Tobacco Retail Licensing Bylaw 20/96
TAMRMS#: B06

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Bylaw 15/2017 - To Repeal Tobacco Retail Licensing Bylaw 20/96
Presented by: Dawn Fedorvich, Acting Manager of Business Retention & Expansion

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RECOMMENDATION(S)
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1. That Bylaw 15/2017, being a bylaw to repeal Tobacco Retail Licensing Bylaw 20/96, be read a first time.

2. That Bylaw 15/2017 be read a second time.

3. That unanimous consent be given for consideration of third reading of Bylaw 15/2017.

4. That Bylaw 15/2017 be read a third and final time

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PURPOSE OF REPORT

This report is to seek approval to repeal Tobacco Retail Licensing Bylaw 20/96 (the "Bylaw"). The Bylaw is outdated and redundant as tobacco retailers are regulated federally and provincially.

COUNCIL DIRECTION

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BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION

The Tobacco Retail Licensing Bylaw was created in 1996 to provide for the licensing of tobacco retail operations. It regulates which companies and staff within those companies can sell tobacco products, as well as how they can sell tobacco products. A "Tobacco Product" is defined as
(i) tobacco in any form including, but not limited to, cigarettes, pipe tobacco, loose tobacco, plugs of tobacco, chewing tobacco and snuff; and
(ii) merchandise used to make cigarettes, including, but not limited to, rolling papers, tubes, and filters; and
(iii) any device intended to facilitate smoking activity, including pipes (metal/ glass blown, plastic, wood), water bongs and vaporizers.

Electronic cigarettes are not considered a tobacco product by the federal and provincial governments an are therefore not addressed within the Bylaw. The Bylaw requires any business that intends to sell tobacco products to obtain a Retail Tobacco License. The license is valid from the date it is issued until December 31st of the current calendar year, at which point it must be renewed for the following calendar year if the business will continue to sell tobacco products. The Bylaw does not allow for pro-rated fees, and the lice...

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