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  Public space - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A public space or a public place is a place where anyone has a right to come without being excluded because of economic or social conditions, although this may not always be the case.
In a public space, known as a public forum (legal), the government cannot usually limit one's speech beyond what is reasonable (that is, screaming epithets at passers-by can be stopped; prosteletyzing one's religion probably cannot).
Eating and drinking in an outside public place during Ramadan in an Islamic country is sometimes not appreciated.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_place   (743 words)

 Format Document
C. Public places may maintain a general no pets policy if it is not used to exclude service animals and if it does not grant rights to any person to bring the person's pet into a public place that otherwise does not permit pets.
Service animals shall not be excluded from public walkways or sidewalks or from any area that allows for physical barriers between the service animals, dog guides or service dogs and the animals in the zoo or wild animal park.
"Public place" means any office or place of business or recreation to which the general public is invited, whether operated by a public or private entity and includes all forms of conveyance, including taxis, tow trucks and ambulances.
www.azleg.state.az.us /FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/11/01024.htm&Title=11&DocType=ARS   (802 words)

 Public place   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The halls and streets (including skyways) in a shopping center may or may not bedeclared a public place and may or may not be open when the shops are closed.
A public library is also more or less a public place, but some rulesmay apply which are absent outside.
Public spaces are attractive for budget tourists and homeless people, especiallythose that are relatively comfortable, e.g.
www.therfcc.org /public-place-23172.html   (387 words)

 Illinois Clean Indoor Air Act Questions and Answers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
A public place is any enclosed indoor area used by the public or serving as a place of work.
When a public place is a single room or enclosure, the purposes and provisions of the Illinois Clean Indoor Air Act may be met by establishing a reasonable portion of the room or enclosure as a smoking area.
Proprietors or owners who violate or fail to enforce the provisions of the act in a public place after injunction also may be punished for contempt of court and be subject to a fine and imprisonment for a short period.
www.idph.state.il.us /tobacco/cleanq&a.htm   (638 words)

"Public place" means any place to which the public or a substantial group of the public has access and includes, but is not limited to, streets, highways, and the common areas of schools, hospitals, apartment houses, office buildings, transport facilities, and shops.
The State next argues that, pursuant to Penal Code section 42.01(c), the conduct is deemed to have occurred in a public place because it produced offensive consequences "near a private residence." [FN4] We again disagree.
The plain language of the statute does not support the State's position that conduct is deemed to occur in a public place if its consequences are produced near a private residence.
www.juvenilelaw.org /CaseSummaries1999/00-1-04.HTM   (829 words)

 HPTS - Public Place Smoking Issue Brief Summary
Public place smoking policy is the regulation of a person's use of tobacco in a public place.
Proponents of public place smoking restrictions assert that the negative health effects of exposure to secondhand smoke warrant state action to protect nonsmokers.
Public place smoking is an area of legislative interest and activity in the 2003 legislative sessions.
www.ncsl.org /programs/health/pps1.htm   (903 words)

 Public Place Fear Treatment Options
Public Place Fear is an intense fear of something that poses no actual danger.
While adults with Public Place Fear realize that these fears are irrational, they often find that facing, or even thinking about facing, the feared situation brings on a panic attack or severe anxiety.
From the NLP viewpoint, Public Place Fear is the result of your programs or "constructs" that you have created that don't work very well.
www.phobia-fear-release.com /public-place-fear.html   (419 words)

 14A.60.010 Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place.
It is unlawful for any person to knowingly possess or carry a firearm, in or upon a public place, including while in a vehicle in a public place, recklessly having failed to remove all the ammunition from the firearm.
It is unlawful for any person to knowingly possess or carry a firearm and that firearm’s clip or magazine, in or upon a public place, including while in a vehicle in a public place, recklessly having failed to remove all the ammunition from the clip or magazine.
It is unlawful for any person who possesses a firearm, clip or magazine in or upon a public place, or while in a vehicle in a public place, to refuse to permit a police officer to inspect that firearm after the police officer has identified him or herself as a police officer.
www.portlandonline.com /auditor/index.cfm?&a=15437&c=28514   (590 words)

 smoking in public place   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
We do not accept the argument that the smoking conditions in a public place are purely a matter for the manager, owner or licensee.
to ban smoking in public places and on public transport across the country.
Reddy, provides for prohibition of smoking in places of public work or use and in public service vehicles and for...
www.just-smoking-links.com /smoking_in_public_place.html   (678 words)

 Public schools no place for teachers' kids - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - September 22, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Nationwide, public school teachers are almost twice as likely as other parents to choose private schools for their own children, the study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found.
Public school teachers told the Fordham Institute's surveyors that private and religious schools impose greater discipline, achieve higher academic achievement and offer overall a better atmosphere.
The report says the school choice movement has begun competitively forcing public school improvement, particularly in cities like Milwaukee, called "a hotbed of school reform," where 29.4 percent of public school teachers sent their children to private schools, the study finds.
www.washtimes.com /national/20040922-122847-5968r.htm   (598 words)

 Street Signs
The purpose of this brochure is to publicise the Christchurch City Public Places and Signs Bylaw, 1992 which regulates the use of public places, and in particular footpaths, but does allow for some permitted uses.
While the Christchurch City Council recognises that the prime reason for providing a footpath or public place is to allow for the unobstructed passage of pedestrians, it also acknowledges that retail businesses need to display signs and some goods to attract potential customers.
However the Council is opposed to the placing of any structure, appliance goods or machines upon or over any public place where they could obstruct pedestrians or traffic.
www.ccc.govt.nz /Planning/StreetSigns.asp   (669 words)

 GLAD Files Challenge to Massachusetts Sodomy Laws
Sexual conduct does not occur in a “public place” simply because it is observed by another.
An area may be open to the public and not be considered a “public place” if a reasonable person would not foresee such a substantial risk.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has a legitimate enforcement interest in ensuring that sexual activity and/or genital exposure do not occur in public places, where the likelihood of being observed by a casual passerby is reasonably foreseeable.
www.glad.org /GLAD_Cases/generalorder.shtml   (652 words)

To add insult to an already distressing condition, most crowded public place fear therapies take months or years and sometimes even require the patient to be exposed repeatedly to their fear.
And it is particularly cruel as crowded public place fear can be eliminated with the right methods and just 24 hours of commitment by the phobic individual.
1: crowded public place fear: a persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted fear of open spaces, leaving a safe place, or crowded public places, despite the understanding by the phobic individual and reassurance by others that there is no danger.
www.changethatsrightnow.com /agoraphobia.asp?SDID=4894:1345   (1543 words)

 BCCLA Position Paper: Being drunk in a public place, 1990
Two potential justifications have been identified: (a) Drunks are often a nuisance, often create disturbances, and are often a danger to others, and (b) drunks are often a danger to themselves—either by wandering into traffic, by being unable to defend themselves against being mugged or assaulted or by being subject ot the elements.
A law that makes it an offence to be drunk in a public place, where it clearly ought not to be an offence, is used to detain persons.
Section 81(1) is also repugnant, for although it does not make it a crime to be drunk in a public place, the practical effect is the same.
www.bccla.org /positions/privateoff/90drunkpublic.html   (2422 words)

 New Page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The purpose of sections 71-5701 to 71-5713 is to protect the public health, comfort, and environment by prohibiting smoking in public places and at public meetings except in designated smoking areas.
If a public place consists of a single room, one side of the room shall be reserved and posted as a no smoking area.
No public place other than a bar or restaurant having a serving area of less than twelve hundred square feet shall be designated as a smoking area in its entirety.
www.hhs.state.ne.us /puh/enh/cia/neciaa2.htm   (820 words)

, which makes it an indictable offense, punishable by fine and imprisonment, to fight in a public place with a deadly weapon, was not intended, and does not have the effect, to abolish or impair the right of self-defense as previously recognized by law.
One of the evils intended to be suppressed in both cases is the fighting in a place where the people who may be alarmed and terrified at the breach of the peace may witness it.
to depend on the particular place in Raymond at which the fight occurred, without any reference to whether the combat was mutual and by consent, or whether it was an assault by one party on the other, which he had the right to repel anywhere.
www.guncite.com /court/state/62ms540.html   (538 words)

 Illinois Clean Indoor Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
No person shall smoke in a public place except in that portion of a public place which may be established and posted under Section 5 as a smoking area.
This prohibition does not apply in cases in which an entire room or hall is used for a private social function and seating arrangements are under the control of the sponsor of the function and not of the proprietor or person in charge of the place.
When a public place is a single room or enclosure, a person establishing such area may satisfy the purposes and provisions of this Act by establishing a reasonable portion of the room or enclosure as a smoking area.
www.idph.state.il.us /tobacco/clean.htm   (500 words)

 BMC bans smoking in Ghatkopar’s public place
They will keep a track on smokers apart from doing their other which include inspection of garbage segregation, cattle, overall cleanliness in public places — all of which are part of the Clean Mumbai, Green Mumbai project.
According to Vadje, public spaces like BMC gardens, municipal offices, parks, hospitals, theatre premises, buses, bus depots and even hotels are prohibited areas.
As per the ban, smoking and spitting in public places is prohibited and offenders can be fined up to Rs 500.
www.mid-day.com /metro/ghatkopar/2003/june/55450.htm   (421 words)

 spiked-liberties | Article | No privacy in public?
Because even though we are in a public place, generally we don't wander around thinking our movements are under surveillance by others 24 hours a day - even though we can see CCTV cameras all over the high street.
Peck's case is seen as a battle of an ordinary man's right to indulge in a private act in a public place, versus the right of the council to use CCTV footage for public consumption.
If the council loses the case on the basis that filming in public places constitutes an infringement of privacy generally, the courts are going to have to ban not only councils from using CCTV cameras, but other ordinary people with cameras.
www.spiked-online.com /Articles/00000002D150.htm   (841 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Querist containing several Queries proposed to the consideration of the Public I the Lord have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish.
I had determined with myself never to prefix my name to the Querist, but in the last edition was overruled by a friend, who was remarkable for pursuing the public interest with as much diligence as others do their own.
I apprehend the same censure on this that I incurred upon another occasion, for meddling out of my profession; though to feed the hungry and clothe the naked, by promoting an honest industry, will, perhaps, be deemed no improper employment for a clergyman who still things himself a member of the commonwealth.
melbecon.unimelb.edu.au /het/berkeley/querist   (24232 words)

 Text of Texas Penal Code Sec. 42.01.
~ ~ (12) exposes his anus or genitals in a public place and is reckless about whether another may be present who will be offended or alarmed by his act.
~ ~ (1) an act is deemed to occur in a public place or near a private residence if it produces its offensive or proscribed consequences in the public place or near a private residence; and
~ (c) For purposes of this section, an act is deemed to occur in a public place or near a private residence if it produces its offensive or proscribed consequences in the public place or near a private residence.
www.bakers-legal-pages.com /pc/4201.htm   (523 words)

 Smoke-free Environment Act
(1) Notwithstanding section 3, the owner of a public place may designate a smoking area on the premises of a public place which shall not exceed 20% of the seating or other area normally occupied by the public.
(4) The owner of a public place shall ensure, to the best of his or her ability, that smoking occurs only in the designated smoking area or designated smoking room.
(f) establishing those public places where smoking shall be prohibited for the purpose of subsection 5(3).
www.canlii.org /nl/laws/sta/s-16.1/20040901/whole.html   (1495 words)

This term shall not be deemed to include places where a person's conduct of being nude is used for his or her profit or where being nude is used for the promotion of business or is otherwise commercially exploited.
(f) "Public Place" means any location frequented by the public, or where the public is present or likely to be present, or where a person may reasonably be expected to be observed by members of the public.
It shall also be unlawful for any person or entity maintaining, owning, or operating any public place to operate and to knowingly, or with reason to know, permit or allow any person to appear nude in such public place, except a place provided or set apart for nudity.
www.afa.net /pornography/SOBmodel-nudityban.html   (689 words)

 OCAT - Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco
Of Ontario’s 446 municipalities, there are 253 municipalities covered by some form of smoke-free workplace and/or public place bylaws.
Municipalities with 100% smoke-free workplace AND public place bylaws (includes municipalities that allow for construction of DSRs - a separate chart is included).
There are 42 municipalities that have 100% smoke-free public place bylaws, but do not have workplace regulations in place.
www.ocat.org /onlegislation/summary.html   (699 words)

 smoking rights
For this he is proposing a consultation document that includes smoking restrictions in all public places, school properties, multi-dwelling buildings (2 to 12), point of sales, and other issues.
The first public hearings were held in Virden and Brandon in April 2003, with more public hearings planned across the province in the future.
The proprietor is also responsible for ensuring that no one remains in an enclosed public place who refuses to comply with the prohibition against smoking.
looped-ca.blogdrive.com /archive/cm-01_cy-2005_m-01_d-14_y-2005_o-0.html   (14320 words)

 Defra, UK: News releases 2004: OPEN ACCESS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE - GOVERNMENT DECISION ON PUBLIC PLACES LEGISLATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The decision is part of the programme to implement the new right of public access on foot to England's mountain, moor, heath, down and registered common land under the Act.
Defra will, however, produce guidance for landowners to explain how the various public place provisions in existing legislation relate to access land, and also plans to meet the authorities which have responsibility for enforcing these provisions to raise awareness of the issues that are important for landowners.
The new right of public access will be introduced on a region by region basis, with the first two regions in England, the South East and Lower North West, scheduled to open for public access in Summer 2004.
www.defra.gov.uk /news/2004/040617b.htm   (697 words)

 Health Act -- PUBLIC PLACE SANITARY FACILITIES REGULATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
"public place" means public place of assembly or recreation and includes an amusement park, an arena, a campsite, a church, a community hall and a developed beach, but does not include a neighbourhood park, a school ground or a refreshment stand;
2 No person shall operate or cause to be operated a public place unless it contains adequate sanitary facilities to which the public has access.
3 No person shall permit the public access to a sanitary facility that is provided by that person for use by the public under section 2 or otherwise unless that facility is maintained so as to prevent a health hazard condition arising.
www.qp.gov.bc.ca /statreg/reg/H/Health/94_82.htm   (167 words)

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