[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Meriden 6-17-2002. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For purposes of this chapter, "silly string" means an aerosol can from which string-shaped foam-like material may be sprayed.
No person, business, firm or corporation within the City of Meriden shall:
Offer for sale or sell silly string or like products to a minor unless said minor is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the time of the sale.
Store or display silly string or like products for sale unless such items are contained within a locked case or located behind a sale counter or in some other manner which restricts public access to such products. No peddler or itinerant or transient business, whether or not licensed, shall offer silly string or like products for sale.
Offer for sale or sell, distribute or cause to be distributed or use or possess silly string or like products at, upon or within public parks, buildings, streets, sidewalks, accessways or parking lots, or any other public property.
This chapter shall not apply to silly string or like products in transit or storage in interstate commerce.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of $99. The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by citation, in addition to such other remedies as may be allowed by law. Any Meriden police officer shall be authorized to issue citations for violation of this chapter. Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall also be responsible for the cost of cleaning, repairing, or otherwise restoring any property damaged by said violation to the condition it was before such damage.