Chapter 10.60
LIQUOR CONTROL

Sections:

10.60.010    Statutory provision – Adopted by reference – Scope.

10.60.015    Statutory provisions – Amendments or changes included.

10.60.020    Closing hours.

10.60.030    Minors frequenting taverns – Misrepresentation of age – Classification of licenses.

10.60.040    Proprietor allowing minors to remain where liquor is sold.

10.60.050    Repealed.

10.60.060    Repealed.

10.60.070    Repealed.

10.60.080    Minor falsifying age.

10.60.090    Unlawful possession of liquor.

10.60.100    Drinking liquor in public prohibited – Exception.

10.60.110    Public place defined – Exclusions.

10.60.120    Drinking in public conveyance prohibited.

10.60.130    Repealed.

10.60.010 Statutory provision – Adopted by reference – Scope.

The following statutes are adopted by reference as and for a portion of the criminal ordinance of this city as if set forth in full herein.

RCW

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

66.44.175    Violations of law.

66.44.180    General penalties – Jurisdiction for violations.

66.44.200    Sales to persons apparently under the influence of liquor.

66.44.250    Drinking in public conveyance – Penalty against individual – Restricted application.

66.44.270    Furnishing liquor to minors – Possession, use.

66.44.290    Minor purchasing or attempting to purchase liquor.

66.44.291    Minor purchasing or attempting to purchase liquor – Penalty against persons between ages 18 and 20 inclusive.

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

66.44.320    Sales of liquor to minors a violation.

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

(Ord. 1867 § 1, 1992; Ord. 1772 § 1, 1990)

10.60.015 Statutory provisions – Amendments or changes included.

The amendment, addition or repeal by the Washington Legislature of any section of any of the adopted statutes shall be deemed to amend this chapter, and the statutes contained in this chapter which are adopted by reference in conformity with the amendment, addition or repeal, and it shall not be necessary for the legislative authority of this city to take any action with respect to such addition, amendment, or repeal as provided by RCW 35A.12.140. (Ord. 1772 § 2, 1990)

10.60.020 Closing hours.

It is unlawful for a retail licensee, as defined by Chapter 314-16 WAC, or an employee thereof to sell, deliver, offer for sale, serve or allow to be consumed upon the premises intoxicating liquor, including beer, or permit the removal of any intoxicating liquor or beer from the premises in any manner whatsoever between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., except New Year’s Day, when the hour of closing shall not be later than 3:00 a.m. (Ord. 1772 § 3, 1990)

10.60.030 Minors frequenting taverns – Misrepresentation of age – Classification of licenses.

A. It is a misdemeanor:

1. To serve or allow to remain on the premises of any tavern or other premises where minors are prohibited by Liquor Control Board regulation, any person under the age of 21 years;

2. For any person under the age of 21 years to enter or remain on the premises of any tavern or other premises where minors are prohibited by Liquor Control Board regulation;

3. For any person under the age of 21 years to represent his age as being 21 or more years for the purpose of securing admission to or remaining on the premises of any tavern or other premises where minors are prohibited by Liquor Control Board regulation.

B. The Washington State Liquor Control Board has the power and it shall be its duty to classify the various licensees, as taverns or otherwise, within the meaning of this title; except bona fide restaurants, dining rooms and cafes serving commercial food to the public shall not be classified as taverns during the hours such food service is made available to the public. (Ord. 1772 § 4, 1990; Ord. 943 § 1, 1977; Ord. 50 § 10.2, 1959)

10.60.040 Proprietor allowing minors to remain where liquor is sold.

Any person having charge of a public place in the city, where intoxicating liquors are served, who shall admit or allow any minor to remain in the premises contrary to the laws of the state of Washington, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 1772 § 5, 1990; Ord. 50 § 10.3, 1959)

10.60.050 Supplying liquor to minors.

Repealed by Ord. 1867.

10.60.060 Unlawful possession of alcohol by minors.

Repealed by Ord. 1867.

10.60.070 Purchase or consumption by minors – Exceptions.

Repealed by Ord. 1867.

10.60.080 Minor falsifying age.

It is unlawful for any person under the age of 21 years to use or display or to have in his or her possession any instrument commonly used for identification which shall falsely identify the bearer as to name or age. (Ord. 1772 § 7, 1990; Ord. 178 § 33, 1963)

10.60.090 Unlawful possession of liquor.

It is unlawful for any person to have in his possession or control an open or unsealed container of intoxicating liquor or beer in a public place, public place being defined in LMC 10.04.710. (Ord. 1772 § 10, 1990; Ord. 481 § 1, 1969)

10.60.100 Drinking liquor in public prohibited – Exception.

Except as permitted under state law, the drinking of intoxicating liquors in any public place in the city is prohibited. (Ord. 1772 § 11, 1990; Ord. 481 § 1, 1969)

10.60.110 Public place defined – Exclusions.

“Public place” includes any vehicle parked or driven over any of the places herein described; the streets and alleys of the city, buildings and grounds used for school purposes; public dance halls and grounds adjacent thereto; soft drink establishments, public buildings, public meeting halls, lobbies, halls and dining rooms of hotels, restaurants, theaters, stores, garages, and filling stations which are open to and are generally used by the public, and to which the public is permitted to have unrestricted access, railroad stations, railroad trains, stages, and other public conveyances of all kinds and character, and the depots and waiting rooms used in conjunction therewith which are open to unrestricted use and access by the public; publicly owned bathing beaches, parks, and/or playgrounds; and all other places of like or similar nature to which the general public has unrestricted right of access, and which are generally used by the public; provided, however, this chapter does not apply to public restaurants and other public establishments licensed by the state of Washington to serve intoxicating liquors in such places; provided further, the terms of this chapter do not apply to the consuming of preparations prepared by a registered pharmacist according to a doctor’s prescription. (Ord. 1772 § 12, 1990; Ord. 481 § 1, 1969)

10.60.120 Drinking in public conveyance prohibited.

Every person who shall drink any intoxicating liquor in any public conveyance, except in a compartment or place where sold or served under the authority of a license lawfully issued, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 1772 § 13, 1990; Ord. 50 § 5.8, 1959)

10.60.130 Penalties for violations.

Repealed by Ord. 1852.