Chapter 9.44
OFFENSES BY OR AGAINST JUVENILES

9.44.000    Chapter Contents

Sections:

9.44.010    Definitions.

9.44.020    Offenses in taverns.

9.44.030    Person under twenty-one prohibited where intoxicants are served.

9.44.040    State statute adopted by reference.

9.44.050    False identification to obtain liquor.

9.44.060    Firearms.

9.44.070    Tobacco to minor.

(Ord. 7014 §1, 2016).

9.44.010 Definitions

For the purpose of this chapter, certain words and terms are defined as follows:

A.    "Liquor" means liquor as defined in the Washington State Liquor Act (RCW 66.040.010(16)).

B.    "Minor" means any person less than eighteen years of age, unless otherwise specifically designated.

C.    "Tavern" means any establishment with special space and accommodations for sale by the glass, and for consumption on the premises, of beer; except, that bona fide restaurants, dining rooms and cafes serving commercial food to the public shall not be classified as a tavern during the hours such food service is made available to the public.

(Ord. 7014 §1, 2016; Ord. 3957 §7(A), 1976).

9.44.020 Offenses in taverns

It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation within the city:

A.    To serve or to allow to remain on the premises in a tavern any person under twenty-one;

B.    For any person under twenty-one to enter or remain on the premises of any tavern.

(Ord. 7014 §1, 2016; Ord. 3957 §7(B), 1976).

9.44.030 Person under twenty-one prohibited where intoxicants are served

A.    It is unlawful for any person having charge of a public place in the city where intoxicating liquors are served to admit or to allow any person under twenty-one to remain on the premises contrary to the laws of the state.

B.    It is unlawful for any person under the age of twenty-one to enter or remain in any public place where intoxicants are served.

(Ord. 7014 §1, 2016; Ord. 3957 §7(C), 1976).

9.44.040 State statute adopted by reference

The following section of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), as it appears now or is hereafter amended, is hereby adopted by reference as though fully set forth in this chapter:

RCW 66.44.270- Furnishing Liquor to Minors - Possession, use – Penalties – Exhibition of effects – Exceptions

(Ord. 7014 §1, 2016; Ord. 3957 §7(D), 1976).

9.44.050 False identification to obtain liquor

It is unlawful for anyone knowingly to transfer any identification of age to a person under the age of twenty-one years for the purpose of permitting such person to obtain liquor, or for such person to use such identification or make false representation as to his age for the purpose of obtaining liquor or gaining admittance to a tavern.

(Ord. 7014 §1, 2016; Ord. 3957 §7(E), 1976).

9.44.060 Firearms

A.    It is unlawful for anyone to sell, give, furnish or cause to be furnished, or permit to be sold, given, furnished or cause to be furnished to a minor a pistol, rifle, shotgun or similar firearm, or any ammunition for the same.

B.    It is unlawful for a minor to purchase, possess, or use any firearm or any ammunition for the same.

C.    In any prosecution under this section it is an affirmative defense that the firearm is being used or is about to be used immediately at a rifle range or that such minor is to immediately embark on a lawful animal hunt and such minor possesses a lawful hunting license and is accompanied by a person over the age of eighteen years.

(Ord. 7014 §1, 2016; Ord. 3957 §7(F), 1976).

9.44.070 Tobacco to minor

It is unlawful for any person to sell, give, furnish or cause to be furnished to any minor any cigarette, cigar or tobacco in any form, or for a minor to possess same.

(Ord. 7014 §1, 2016; Ord. 3957 §7(G), 1976).