Prior to the adoption of Ord. 19252 on 10/09/2006, Section 11-292 read as follows.

(a)    When not otherwise prohibited by law, limited smoking areas may be designated by the proprietors or persons in charge of restaurants, bingo halls, pool halls and bowling alleys. The bowling areas, child care areas and youth recreation areas of a bowling alley shall not be designated smoking areas. Youth bowling leagues and youth bowling tournaments shall not be conducted in any bowling alley while smoking is allowed in designated areas of the bowling alley. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require the designation of smoking areas.

(b)     Where smoking areas are designated, existing physical barriers and functioning ventilation systems may be used to minimize the irritating and toxic effects of smoke in adjacent non-smoking areas. This provision shall not be construed to require fixed structural or other physical modifications in providing these areas or to require operation of any existing heating, ventilating and air conditioning system in any manner which decreases its energy efficiency or increases its electrical demand, or both, nor shall this provision be construed to require installation of new or additional heating, ventilating or air conditioning systems.

(c)     No area shall be designated a smoking area if it must be crossed to obtain access to a non-smoking area or a restroom. This subsection shall not apply when there is no feasible alternative area to designate a smoking area without making structural alterations.

Hotels and motels shall designate non-smoking rooms.

(Ord. No. 11375, § 1, 2-16-87; Ord. No. 14736 § 1, 1-16-96; Ord No. 14822 § 1, 4-15-96)