Prescott plans to revise ordinance for vaping device ban
A new ordinance that could ban all vaping device products from Prescott's school premises will be reviewed a second time at 5 p.m. Feb. 11 by the Ordinance Committee. At a Jan. 14 Prescott City Council meeting, members agreed to hold off on waiving the second and third readings of the ordinance at the last meeting, as originally requested, until revisions were made.
As of this last city council meeting, the ordinance reads "Prohibited possession of vaping device products on school property".
The council said it is concerned it is not specific enough regarding possession and use.
Chief of Police Eric Michaels will be present at the Ordinance Committee meeting in February, City Administrator Jayne Brand said at the meeting. Michaels is pushing for the ordinance to be passed so the police department may have more support in enforcing the ban of vaping devices, Brand said.
Brand added in a recent phone interview that the committee may look to ban the devices on city public property as well.
An update on this ordinance will follow after the February meeting.