BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 22.23 Beverage Bottles in Public Parks

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Chapter 22.23
Beverage Bottles in Public Parks


22.23.010 Definitions.
22.23.020 Offenses designated.
22.23.030 Permitted acts.
22.23.040 Penalty for violation.

22.23.010 Definitions.

The following words and phrases as used in this chapter shall have the following meanings, unless the context otherwise requires:

A. The term "public park" means any park, park area, historic site, playground, swimming pool, garden or other area owned or used by the City for recreational purposes and facilities in connection therewith or which permits the general public to generally use its facilities on a regular basis.

B. The term "beverage bottle" means any glass container, sealed or unsealed, originally designed for retail sale and capable of holding liquid intended for human consumption.
(Ord. 59894 1, 1986: prior Ord. 59178 1, 1984.)

22.23.020 Offenses designated.

A. No person shall use, or possess with intent to use a beverage bottle in a public park.

B. No person shall distribute or possess with intent to distribute a beverage bottle in a public park.
(Ord. 59178 2, 1984.)

22.23.030 Permitted acts.

The following acts shall not be unlawful:

A. Any person carrying sealed beverage bottles on an uninterrupted trip through the park;

B. Any person with an infant in their custody carrying a bottle containing liquid prepared for immediate consumption by an infant;

C. Any person with concession privileges granted by the Board of Public Service, possessing, distributing, or possessing with intent to distribute beverage bottles containing liquid for immediate consumption on the premises;

D. Any person possessing a beverage bottle, containing liquid for immediate consumption on the premises, obtained from an authorized concessionaire.
(Ord. 59178 3, 1984.)

22.23.040 Penalty for violation.

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall upon conviction be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500) or imprisonment in the Medium Security Institution for not more than ninety days, or both such fine and imprisonment.
(Ord. 59178 4, 1984.)

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