9.08.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to prohibit minors from possessing cigarettes or tobacco products. (Ord. 13 § 1, 1998)

9.08.020 Enactment authority.

This chapter is authorized pursuant to Part 4 of Article 15 of Title 30, C.R.S. (Ord. 13 § 2, 1998)

9.08.030 Definitions.

Words and terms contained in this chapter are defined and construed according to their ordinary meanings, with the exception of the terms herein defined.

"Minor" is defined as any person under eighteen (18) years of age.

"Possession of cigarettes or tobacco products" means that a person has or holds any amount of cigarettes or tobacco products anywhere on his or her person, or that a person owns or has custody of cigarettes or tobacco products, or has cigarettes or tobacco products within his or her immediate presence and control.

"Tobacco products" is defined as cigars, cheroots, stogies, periques, granulated, plug cut, crimp cut, ready rubbed, and other smoking tobacco, snuff, snuff flour, cavendish, plug and twist tobacco, fine-cut and other chewing tobaccos, shorts, refuse scraps, clippings, cuttings and sweepings of tobacco, and other kinds and forms of tobacco, prepared in such manner as to be suitable for chewing or for smoking in a pipe or otherwise, or both for chewing and smoking. (Ord. 13 § 3, 1998)

9.08.040 Applicability and effective date.

A. This chapter shall apply within the entire unincorporated area of Pueblo County to include the Towns of Rye and Boone.

B. This chapter shall become effective on the date set forth in the ordinance codified herein, and shall remain in full force and effect until amended, repealed or rescinded by a future ordinance adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Pueblo County, Colorado. (Ord. 13 § 4, 1998) (Ord. 2004-3)

9.08.050 Unlawful acts.

It is unlawful for any person under the age of eighteen (18) years to possess any cigarettes or tobacco products. (Ord. 13 § 5, 1998)

9.08.060 Criminal prosecution--Disposition of moneys collected.

A. The Pueblo County Court shall have jurisdiction in prosecutions of violations of this chapter, and it is the duty of the Pueblo County Sheriff and Under-Sheriff and deputies to enforce the provisions of this chapter, as is provided for in Section 30-15-410, C.R.S.

B. All assessments, fees, penalties, fines and other costs connected with any violation of this chapter, and all moneys collected by, or on behalf of, Pueblo County pursuant to this chapter shall be paid over to the Pueblo County Treasurer immediately upon receipt thereof by the individual or entity receiving such moneys. Upon receipt of such moneys, the Treasurer shall deposit the same into the Pueblo County General Fund. (Ord. 13 § 6, 1998)

9.08.070 Violations--Penalties.

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of fifty dollars ($50.00), which fine shall be paid to the County Treasurer at once, pursuant to 30-15-408, C.R.S., and Section 9.08.060. (Ord. 13 § 7, 1998)