Chapter 9.04
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Sections:

9.04.010    Alcoholic beverage control – Enforcement.

9.04.020    Furnishing liquor to minors – Possession and use.

9.04.030    Opening or consuming liquor or possessing an open container of liquor in public place.

9.04.040    Establishment and operation of organized function and consumption of liquor in public places prohibited – Exception.

9.04.010 Alcoholic beverage control – Enforcement.

The following statutes of the state, including all future amendments, are adopted by reference and wherever the word “title” or words “this title” are used therein the same shall be construed to mean and refer to RCW Title 66 and “this act” shall mean and refer to the Washington State Liquor Act:

RCW 66.04.010    Definitions.

RCW 66.20.200    Unlawful acts relating to card of identification and certification card.

RCW 66.28.080    Permit for music and dancing upon licensed premises.

RCW 66.28.090    Licensed premises open to inspection – Failure to allow.

RCW 66.44.010    Local officers to enforce law – Authority of board – Liquor enforcement officers.

RCW 66.44.040    Sufficiency of description of offenses in complaints, informations, process, etc.

RCW 66.44.050    Description of offense in words of statutes – Proof required.

RCW 66.44.060    Proof of unlawful sale establishes prima facie intent.

RCW 66.44.070    Certified analysis is prima facie evidence of alcoholic content.

RCW 66.44.080    Service of process on corporation.

RCW 66.44.090    Acting without license.

RCW 66.44.120    Unlawful use of seal.

RCW 66.44.130    Sale of liquor by drink or bottle.

RCW 66.44.140    Unlawful sale, transportation of spirituous liquor without stamp or seal – Unlawful operation, possession of still or mash.

RCW 66.44.150    Buying liquor illegally.

RCW 66.44.160    Illegal possession, transportation of alcoholic beverages.

RCW 66.44.170    Illegal possession of liquor with intent to sell – Prima facie evidence, what is.

RCW 66.44.175    Violations of law.

RCW 66.44.180    General penalties – Jurisdiction for violation.

RCW 66.44.200    Sales to persons apparently under the influence of liquor.

RCW 66.44.210    Obtaining liquor for ineligible person.

RCW 66.44.240    Drinking in public conveyance – Penalty against carrier.

RCW 66.44.250    Same – Penalty against individual.

RCW 66.44.280    Minor applying for permit.

RCW 66.44.290    Minor purchasing liquor.

RCW 66.44.291    Minor purchasing or attempting purchase liquor – Penalty.

RCW 66.44.300    Treating minor, etc., in public place where liquor sold.

RCW 66.44.310    Minors frequenting tavern – Misrepresentation of age – Classification of licenses.

RCW 66.44.316    Musicians eighteen years and older permitted to enter and remain upon licensed premises during employment.

RCW 66.44.320    Sales of liquor to minors a violation.

RCW 66.44.325    Unlawful transfer to a minor of an identification of age.

RCW 66.44.328    Unlawful to transfer to a minor a forged, altered, etc. identification card.

RCW 66.44.340    Employees eighteen years and over allowed to sell and carry beer and wine for class E and/ or F licensed employees.

RCW 66.44.370    Resisting or opposing officers in enforcement of title.

(Ord. 831 § 3, 1988; Ord. 806 § 3 (part), 1987).

9.04.020 Furnishing liquor to minors – Possession and use.

A. It is unlawful for any person under the age of twenty-one years to be or remain in any public place after having consumed liquor.

B. It is unlawful for anyone under the age of twenty-one years to acquire or have in his possession or consume any liquor.

C. It is unlawful for anyone to sell, give or otherwise supply liquor to any person under the age of twenty-one years, or permit any person under that age to consume liquor on his premises or on any premises under his control.

D. This section shall not apply when liquor is given or permitted to be given to a person under the age of twenty-one years by his parent or guardian and consumed in the presence of the parent or guardian. This subsection shall not authorize consumption or possession of liquor by a person under the age of twenty-one years on any premises licensed under Chapter 66.24 RCW.

E. This section does not apply to liquor given for medicinal purposes to a person under the age of twenty-one years by a parent, guardian, physician or dentist.

F. This section does not apply to liquor given to a person under the age of twenty-one years when such liquor is being used in connection with religious services and the amount consumed is the minimal amount necessary for the religious service.

G. Violation of the provisions of this section is a misdemeanor. (Ord. 831 § 4, 1988: Ord. 806 § 3 (part), 1987).

9.04.030 Opening or consuming liquor or possessing an open container of liquor in public place.

Except as permitted by RCW Title 66, no person shall open a package containing liquor, consume liquor or possess an open container of liquor in a public place. Violation of this section is a misdemeanor. (Ord. 831 § 5, 1988).

9.04.040 Establishment and operation of organized function and consumption of liquor in public places prohibited – Exception.

The establishment and operation of an organized function, in a “public place,” presently or hereafter as defined by RCW 66.04.010, where any liquor is sold or consumed is strictly prohibited, unless pursuant to a permit issued by the Washington State Liquor Control Board. (Ord. 1473 § 1, 2014: Ord. 970 § 1, 1993).