Chapter 5.20


5.20.010    Generally.

5.20.020    Severability.

5.20.030    Effective date.

5.20.010 Generally.

A. Any person who sells or offers for sale kegs or other containers containing seven gallons or more of malt liquor to consumers who are not licensed under Chapter 66.24 RCW shall:

1. Require the purchaser to sign a receipt for the beverage and provide the following:

a. Two pieces of identification, one of which is a motor vehicle operator’s license number or a Washington State identification card;

b. The location, date and time where the beverage will be consumed;

c. A sworn statement providing that the purchaser is of legal age to purchase, possess or use malt liquor, that the purchaser will not allow any person under the age of 21 years to consume the beverage except as provided in RCW 66.44.270, and that the purchaser will not remove or obliterate the numbered label affixed to the container.

2. Record the identification of the keg or container for the purpose of tracing the items if the contents are consumed in violation of this ordinance in the following manner:

a. Record the serial number of the keg or container on the receipt;

b. Identify the keg or container purchased by affixing a numbered label to the keg or container;

c. Record the identification number of the receipt.

The original copy of the receipt shall be retained for a period of one year subject to inspection by the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office. A copy of such receipt shall be provided to the purchaser.

3. Notify the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office immediately in the event that the purchase exceeds 20 gallons or more of malt liquor.

B. Violation of any of the provisions of this section is a misdemeanor, punishable as provided by a fine not exceeding $250.00. [Ord. 80-135, § 1, 5-5-80.]

5.20.020 Severability.

If any provisions of this chapter or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of this chapter or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected. [Ord. 80-135, § 2, 5-5-80.]

5.20.030 Effective date.

The ordinance codified in this chapter shall be in full force and effect from and after five days from the date of its passage. [Ord. 80-135, § 3, 5-5-80.]