[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Monroe as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The consumption of alcoholic liquor by a minor is a matter of a growing local, regional, and national concern.
Consumption of alcoholic liquor by a minor unsupervised by a parental authority creates a health and safety risk not only to our children but also to the general public.
The Town of Monroe seeks to protect, preserve, and promote the health, safety, welfare and the quality of life of its residents by regulating the possession of alcohol by minors.
The purpose of this article is to regulate the possession of alcoholic beverages by minors on both public and private property.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR
- The same meaning as the term defined in Title 30, § 30-1 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended from time to time.
- The person who organizes a gathering of two or more persons or allows the premises under his/her control to be used with his/her knowledge for a gathering of two or more persons for personal, social or business interaction.
- Any person under the age of 21 years old.
- Any individual, firm, partnership, association, syndicate, company, trust, corporation, limited liability company, municipality, agency, or political or administrative subdivision of the state or other legal entity of any kind.
No person under the age of 21 shall be in possession of alcoholic liquors, whether opened or closed, within the Town of Monroe, except when accompanied by his or her parent, legal guardian, or spouse who has attained the age of 21 years. This restriction shall apply to public and private property.
No person shall host an event or gathering at which alcohol will be consumed by or dispensed to any minor unless said minor is accompanied by or in the presence of his or her parent, guardian, or spouse who has attained the age of 21. This restriction shall apply to any event or gathering within the Town of Monroe whether conducted on public or private property.
A minor who possesses alcoholic liquor on the order of a practicing physician or any other person who sells, ships, delivers, or gives any alcoholic liquors to a minor on the order of a practicing physician.
A person over the age of 18 who is an employee or permit holder under § 30-90a of the Connecticut General Statutes and who possesses alcoholic liquor in the course of such person's employment or business or in the course of a sale, shipment, or delivery of alcoholic liquor made to a person over the age of 18 who is an employee or permit holder under § 30-90a of the Connecticut General Statutes and where such sale, shipment, or delivery is made in the course of such person's employment or business.