City of Glen Cove, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Glen Cove 8-25-1981 by L.L. No. 1-1981 as Ch. 65, Arts. II and VII, of the 1981 Code; amended in its entirety 7-23-1985. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 79-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Any liquor, beer, wine, spirits, cider or other liquid, patented or not, composed of or containing alcohol or spirits, whether or not brewed, fermented or distilled, and capable of being consumed by a human being.
The City of Glen Cove.
Any bottle, can, glass, cup or other receptacle of any kind.
Any public highway, street, alley, sidewalk, parking area or lot, park or playground, public building, transportation facility, or any other public facility or ground, whether vacant or improved, within the incorporated boundaries of the City of Glen Cove.

§ 79-2 Prohibitions; underage drinking.

No person shall consume any alcoholic beverage in any public place within the City.
No person shall have in his or her possession an open or unsealed container of an alcoholic beverage while in any public place for the purpose of consuming such alcoholic beverage by himself or by another in any public place.
It shall be unlawful for anyone to sell, provide, supply or give alcohol to a person less than 21 years of age in any public place.
[Added 2-13-2007]
It shall be unlawful for an owner, lessee, manager, or employee of an establishment where alcoholic beverages are sold or given away to sell, provide, supply or give such alcohol to a person less than 21 years of age.
[Added 2-13-2007]
It shall be unlawful for a homeowner or person in charge of a residence to sell to, provide, supply, give to, or permit the use of alcohol at such residence by a person less than 21 years of age.
[Added 2-13-2007]

§ 79-3 Exceptions.

The foregoing prohibition shall not apply to consumption of an alcoholic beverage or possession for the purpose of consumption in any public place where the same is authorized by license or permit under the laws and regulations of this state and under the regulations of the City, or a gathering or function for which permission has been previously granted by the appropriate governing body, board, agency or commission.

§ 79-4 Presumption.

The possession by a person of an open or unsealed container containing an alcoholic beverage, while in or upon public land as described in § 79-2 herein within the City, shall be presumptive evidence that said container is possessed with intent to consume the contents thereof.

§ 79-5 Enforcement on private property.

[Added 5-10-1994]
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Glen Cove Police Department shall have the authority to enforce the provisions of this chapter in the parking area and other lands located at 131, 133 and 135 Glen Cove Avenue.

§ 79-6 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 5-27-1997 by L.L. No. 2-1997]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be liable to a penalty set in accordance with Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty.