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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 14.04 Regulations Relating to Minors

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Chapter 14.04
Regulations Relating to Minors

Sections:

14.04.010 Minors--Sale of liquor or beer.
14.04.015 Minors--Consuming on licensed premises.
14.04.020 Minors--Selling or delivering--Prohibited.
14.04.030 Minors--Selling or delivering--Exception.
14.04.040 Minors--Exceptions for waiters and waitresses.
14.04.050 Minors--Employees of distilleries and warehouses.
14.04.060 Minors--Employing on premises for which a license has been issued--Sale of commodities other than alcohol.
14.04.070 Minors--Employing--For entertainment.
14.04.080 Minors--Solicitation of another to purchase liquor or beer--Use of false identification.
14.04.090 Minors--On posted premises.
14.04.100 Posting premises.

14.04.010 Minors--Sale of liquor or beer.

No person to whom a retail license has been issued under the provisions of this chapter or title, his agent, servant, or employee shall sell, give away or dispose of any intoxicating liquor, nonintoxicating beer, or any beverage having an alcoholic content in excess of one-half of one percent alcohol by volume, to any person under the age of twenty-one (21) or permit the same to be done on or about his licensed premises.
(Ord. No. 68536, 5, 12-15-2009.)

V.A.M.S.:

311.310 Sale of intoxicating liquor to minors

312.400 Sale of nonintoxicating beer to minors

Cases:

Ignorance of minority or honest belief of majority is not a defense to violation of ordinance prohibiting sale of alcohol to minors. Mitchell v. Quinn, 538 S.W. 2d 747 (1976).

Sale of alcohol to a minor by employee of licensee was imputed to licensee. Mitchell v. Quinn, 538 S.W. 2d 747 (1976).

McQuillin:

24.180 Regulations as to persons: minors and women

14.04.015 Minors--Consuming on licensed premises.

No licensee, his agent, servant, or employee shall permit a person under the age of twenty-one (21) to consume any intoxicating liquor, nonintoxicating beer, or any beverage having an alcoholic content in excess of one-half of one percent alcohol by volume upon or about his licensed premises.
(Ord. No. 68536, 5, 12-15-2009.)

14.04.020 Minors--Selling or delivering--Prohibited.

Except as provided in Sections 14.04.030 and 14.04.040, no person possessing a retail license issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter or title, his agent, servant or employee shall employ or otherwise suffer or permit any person under the age of twenty-one (21) to sell, attempt to sell, deliver, attempt to deliver, or in any way dispose of intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer, or any beverage having an alcoholic content in excess of one-half of one percent by volume.
(Ord. No. 68536, 5, 12-15-2009.)

V.A.M.S.:

311.300 Sale by minor prohibited

14.04.030 Minors--Selling or delivering--Exception.

On any premises for which a package license has been issued under the provisions of this chapter or title where at least fifty percent (50%) of the gross sales made consists of goods, merchandise, or commodities other than intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer in the original package, persons at least eighteen (18) years of age may stock, arrange, display, accept payment for and sack for carry-out intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer. Delivery of intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer away from the licensed business premises cannot be performed by anyone under the age of twenty-one (21) years.
(Ord. No. 68536, 5, 12-15-2009.)

14.04.040 Minors--Exceptions for waiters and waitresses.

Persons eighteen (18) years of age or older may, when acting in the capacity as a waiter or waitress, accept payment for or serve intoxicating liquor in a place of business which sells food for consumption on the premises if at least fifty percent (50%) of the gross revenue of the place of business is derived from sale of food; provided that nothing in this section shall authorize persons under twenty-one (21) years of age to mix or serve across the bar intoxicating beverages. As used in this section, the term "serve across the bar" includes, but is not limited to, the pouring of intoxicating liquor, other than beer, malt liquor or wine, from the original container into a glass or other container and the operation of a spigot attached or connected to a keg or barrel.
(Ord. No. 68536, 5, 12-15-2009.)

14.04.050 Minors--Employees of distilleries and warehouses.

In any distillery, warehouse, wholesale distributorship or similar place of business which stores or distributes intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer but which does not sell intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer at retail, persons at least eighteen (18) years of age may be employed and their duties may include the handling of intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer for all purposes except consumption, sale at retail, or dispensing for consumption or sale at retail.
(Ord. No. 68536, 5, 12-15-2009.)

14.04.060 Minors--Employing on premises for which a license has been issued--Sale of commodities other than alcohol.

Except as permitted by either Sections 14.04.030 or 14.04.040, no person to whom a retail license has been issued under the provisions of this chapter or title, his agent, servant or employee, shall employ or otherwise suffer or permit any person under the age of twenty-one (21) to sell or assist in the sale of any merchandise or commodity or article upon the licensed premises, except that persons under the age of twenty-one (21) may be employed to sell or assist in the sale of merchandise or commodities other than intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer: (A) by restaurants and concession stands where the greater volume of gross revenue is derived from the sale of merchandise or commodities other than intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer; or (B) by hotels, motels, auditoriums, arenas, sports stadiums, public parks, buildings, bowling alleys, excursion boats, churches, charitable organizations, and other businesses for which the sale of intoxicating liquor and nonintoxicating beer is merely incidental to the business conducted on the licensed premises.
(Ord. No. 68536, 5, 12-15-2009.)

14.04.070 Minors--Employing--For entertainment.

A. No person holding a retail license issued under the provisions of this chapter or title, his agents, servants or employees shall employ or suffer or permit any person under the age of twenty-one (21) to be employed in entertainment, or work in entertainment, or to be employed or work in connection with any entertainment conducted in any licensed premises.

B. However, the Excise Commissioner may, in his discretion, permit the employment of minors in entertainment in premises for which a retail license has been issued provided he is able to make the following findings:

1. The establishment is reputable;

2. Employment in entertainment in the establishment will not have an adverse effect on the minor.
(Ord. No. 68536, 5, 12-15-2009.)

14.04.080 Minors--Solicitation of another to purchase liquor or beer--Use of false identification.

No person under the age of twenty-one (21) shall solicit, entice or encourage in any manner any person to purchase for him any intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer. No minor under the age of twenty-one (21) shall use any false identification to obtain or attempt to obtain any intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer.
(Ord. No. 68536, 5, 12-15-2009.)

14.04.090 Minors--On posted premises.

No person, unless accompanied by his parent, or legal guardian, or a responsible adult related to the minor by blood, marriage or adoption, shall enter, attempt to enter, or be present on premises licensed for the sale at retail of intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer, where the premises are posted against the entry or presence of minors, according to the method of posting, as hereinafter described, unless the minor is legally employed on the licensed premises.
(Ord. No. 68536, 5, 12-15-2009.)

14.04.100 Posting premises.

Persons licensed for the sale at retail or consumption of intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer may post their premises to prohibit persons under the age of twenty-one (21) from entering or being present thereon according to the following procedure. A posting notice is to be affixed in a plainly visible manner to the exterior of all doors through which entry can be had to the interior of the licensed premises. The notice is to be at least eight (8) inches by eleven (11) inches in size. The posting notice is to contain the words "Warning to minors, (persons under the age of twenty-one (21)) these premises are posted against your entry or presence, unless accompanied by parent, guardian, or adult relative." The letters on the sign are to be least one-half () inch high. The signs are to be rigidly fastened to the entrance doors by means of nails, screws, bolts or comparable holding devices. Licensees may have their premises posted only during certain hours. In these instances, licensees shall specify the days and hours during which their premises are to be posted in the previously described posting notices. Or, licensees may post only a certain room or rooms in their premises. Any room that is to be posted shall have the notice required by this section posted at all entrances to the room.
(Ord. No. 68536, 5, 12-15-2009.)

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