City of Harrisburg, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Harrisburg as indicated in section histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
CROSS-REFERENCES
Inducement of minors to buy liquor: see Crimes Code, 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6310.
Misrepresentation to obtain liquor: see Crimes Code, 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6307.
Purchase, consumption, possession or transportation: see Crimes Code, 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6308.

§ 3-347.1 Unregulated alcoholic beverages.

[Ord. No. 31-1994]
A. 
As used in this chapter, "alcoholic beverage" means:
(1) 
Any alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented or other alcoholic beverage or combination of liquors and mixed liquor a part of which is spirituous, vinous, fermented or otherwise alcoholic or intended to be marketed or sold as nonalcoholic beer, wine or liquor, including all drinks or drinkable liquids, preparations or mixtures and reused, recovered or redistilled denatured alcohol usable or taxable for beverage purposes, which contains 1/2 of 1% of alcohol by volume or less, except pure ethyl alcohol and malt or brewed beverages.
(2) 
Any beer, lager beer, ale, porter or similar fermented or brewed malt beverage containing less than 1/2 of 1% of alcohol by volume, by whatever name such beverage may be called.
B. 
No alcoholic beverage shall be sold or dispensed to any person under the age of 21.
C. 
No alcoholic beverage shall be consumed by an individual under the age of 21.

§ 3-347.2 Open containers prohibited.

[Ord. No. 26-1980]
A. 
No person shall transport or possess on his or her person or in a motor vehicle any beer, wine, or alcoholic beverage in an open container in or upon the streets, sidewalks, alleys, or public ways of the City, nor in or upon the parking areas of private shopping centers under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Police except as hereinafter provided.
B. 
No person shall consume or possess beer, wine or alcoholic beverage in an open container in or upon the property of another unless such person is a guest, licensee or invitee of the owner or occupier of the property.

§ 3-347.3 Unlicensed sale.

[Added 7-13-1999 by Ord. No. 26-1999]
A. 
The purpose of this section is to provide for the regulation of conduct that is deemed offensive; to prevent vice, disorder and immorality; and to promote the public peace, health and safety.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303).
B. 
No person shall keep, operate or be employed at any place or establishment wherein alcoholic beverages are sold without a license to do so.
C. 
No person shall patronize any place or establishment wherein alcoholic beverages are sold without a license to do so.
D. 
No person who has legal or equitable ownership in any property in the City shall knowingly permit such property to be used as a place or establishment where persons are engaged in the unlicensed sale of alcoholic beverages.

§ 3-347.99 Penalty.

[Ord. No. 31-1994; amended 7-13-1999 by Ord. No. 26-1999[1]]
Any person, whether individually or as a member or employee of a partnership, or an officer, agent or employee of a corporation, who commits, directs or knowingly permits any violation of the provision of this chapter of the Codified Ordinances or who aids or assists therein, either on his or her own behalf or in the interest of his or her employer or principal, shall, upon conviction thereof, severally for each alcoholic beverage unit dispensed or consumed, be guilty of a summary offense punishable under the provision of Chapter 3-399, Penalty, of these Codified Ordinances.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303).