At Tuesday night’s Gillette City Council meeting , the council will consider an ordinance to amend the Gillette City Code to include electronic cigarettes in the definition of tobacco products which may not be sold to minors under the age of 18. Gillette Police Chief Jim Hloucal said the local ordinance will bring things in line with state law.
“Our city ordinance was a little outdated and didn’t include the definition of an electronic cigarette in the tobacco products; so we are just updating the city ordinance to match state statute to allow these violations to be charged in the municipal court. “--- Hloucal
The council will also look at an ordinance to define bottle clubs.
“A bottle club, as I understand it, is an establishment that operates whereby the business sells services other than the sale of alcohol. They may have cigar sales, or other items for sale; and in addition to that, they will rent customers, basically locker space for the customer to store their own alcohol that they bring to the establishment, so that they can consume it while they are there.”--- Hloucal
Besides defining “bottle clubs”, the ordinance will also provide for their operation only in establishments operated by virtue of a liquor license.
“We want them to have to abide by the same regulations that apply to establishments operating by virtue of a liquor license. And the easiest way to do that is to require that a “bottle club” have a liquor license.” --- Hloucal