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File #: 210227    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 3/18/2021 In control: Committee on Public Health and Human Services
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 9-600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Service and Other Businesses," to revise the rules and requirements pertaining to tobacco retailers and tobacco retailer permits to allow transfers of retailer permits to new locations, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Squilla
Indexes: TOBACCO RETAILER PERMIT
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 21022700.pdf
Title
Amending Chapter 9-600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Service and Other Businesses," to revise the rules and requirements pertaining to tobacco retailers and tobacco retailer permits to allow transfers of retailer permits to new locations, under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 9-600 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 9-600. SERVICE AND OTHER BUSINESSES.

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? 9-631. Tobacco Retailer Permit.

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(2) Tobacco Retailer Permit Required.

(a) No person shall act as a Tobacco Retailer without a current Tobacco Retailer Permit for each location where the person engages in Tobacco Retailing. Acting as a Tobacco Retailer without a permit is hereby declared a nuisance as a matter of law.

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(d) A Tobacco Retailer Permit is valid for one person at one location and may not be transferred from one person to another or from one location to another, except as provided for in Section 9-631(4). A new Tobacco Retailer Permit is required whenever a Tobacco Retailer changes location or transfers ownership, except as provided for in Section 9-631(4).

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(4) Limited Transfer of Tobacco Retailer Permit. A Tobacco Retailer may initiate a one-time unrestricted transfer of its Tobacco Retailer Permit to any location in the City of Philadelphia if the following requirements are met:

(a) The Tobacco Retailer must control, own, and operate the business the Tobacco Retailer Permit is being transferred to;

(b) The property the Tobacco Retailer Permit is being transferred to must meet all zoning requirements;

(c) The Tobacco Retailer must cease all retail operations at the original permitted location within ninety (90) days of the completed transfer;

(d) The Tobacco Retailer must have had maintained a Tobacco Retailer Pe...

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