Chapter 9.28MINORS


Consumption of liquor by minors.
Sale to minors – Prohibited.
Violation – Penalty.

The terms “liquor” or “intoxicating liquor” mean alcohol, spirits, wine and beer, and all fermented, spirituous, vinous, or malt liquor, or combinations thereof, and mixed liquor, a part of which is fermented, spirituous, vinous or malt liquor, or otherwise intoxicating; and every liquor or solid or semisolid or other substance, patented or not, containing alcohol, spirits, wine or beer, and all drinks or drinkable liquids and all preparations or mixtures capable of human consumption, and any liquid, semisolid, solid or other substance, which contain more than one percent of alcohol by weight, shall be conclusively deemed to be intoxicating.

(Ord. 484 § 1, 1952)

9.28.020Consumption of liquor by minors.

It is unlawful for any person under the age of twenty-one years to acquire in any manner, consume, or have in his possession any intoxicating liquor; provided, that the foregoing shall not apply in the case of liquor given or permitted to be given to such person under the age of twenty-one years by his parents or guardian for medicinal purposes pursuant to the written prescription of his physician or dentist, or administered to him by his physician or dentist for medicinal purposes.

(Ord. 484 § 2, 1952)

9.28.030Sale to minors – Prohibited.

Except as provided in Section 9.36.020, it is unlawful for any person to sell, give or otherwise supply intoxicating liquor to any person under the age of twenty-one years, or to any person apparently under the influence of liquor, or to any interdicted person (habitual drunkard), in the city; or to permit any such person to consume intoxicating liquor on his premises or on any premises under his control in the city.

(Ord. 484 § 3, 1952)

9.28.040Violation – Penalty.

Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to a fine of not less than ten dollars nor more than two hundred dollars or to imprisonment in the city jail for not more than sixty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.