Chapter 10.12


10.12.010    Novelty lighters—Prohibitions—Inapplicability.

10.12.020    Novelty lighter—Definition.

10.12.030    Exceptions.

10.12.040    Enforcement.

10.12.050    Violation—Penalty.

10.12.010 Novelty lighters—Prohibitions—Inapplicability.

The retail sale, offer of retail sale, gift or distribution of any novelty lighter within the territorial jurisdiction of the city of Yakima is prohibited. This prohibition is inapplicable to: (1) novelty lighters which are only being actively transported through the city; or (2) novelty lighters located in a warehouse distribution center closed to the public for purposes of retail sales. (Ord. 2007-62 § 1 (part), 2007).

10.12.020 Novelty lighter—Definition.

“Novelty lighter” means a lighter which is especially attractive to children ten years or younger due to a toy-like design. This includes, but is not limited to, lighters that depict or resemble cartoon characters, toys, guns, watches, musical instruments, vehicles, toy animals, food or beverages, or that play musical notes or have flashing lights or other entertaining features. A novelty lighter may operate on any fuel, including butane or liquid fuel. (Ord. 2007-62 § 1 (part), 2007).

10.12.030 Exceptions.

The term “novelty lighter” excludes:

(1)    Any lighter manufactured prior to 1980; and

(2)    Any lighter which lacks fuel or a device necessary to produce combustion or a flame. (Ord. 2007-62 § 1 (part), 2007).

10.12.040 Enforcement.

The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the fire marshal, any police officer, any code enforcement officer, and any other city official authorized to enforce any provision of this code. (Ord. 2007-62 § 1 (part), 2007).

10.12.050 Violation—Penalty.

Any person violating any provision of this chapter is guilty of an infraction and subject to a fine of two hundred fifty dollars. (Ord. 2007-62 § 1 (part), 2007).