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City of Chicopee, MA
Hampden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Aldermen (now City Council) of the City of Chicopee 1-19-1999 by Ord. No. 99-5.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was adopted as Ch. 99, but was renumbered to maintain the alphabetical organization of the Code.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
A device which produces an intense, coherent, directional beam of light by stimulated electronic or molecular transitions to lower energy levels. The word "laser" is an acronym for light amplication by stimulated emission of radiation.
It shall be unlawful for any vendor to sell, exchange, give or otherwise dispense to a person under the age of 18 a laser pen or laser device.
Any person, partnership, corporation, association or other entity who or which sells a laser device to a minor shall be fined a minimum of $100.
This will be enforced by Police Department.
[Added 3-16-1999 by Ord. No. 99-21]
It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 18 to posses a laser pen or device, as defined in this chapter, upon any public street, public sidewalk or public way or on any grounds owned by the City or any place to which the public has a right of assess as invited within the limits of the City.
The Chicopee Police Department shall confiscate any such device found, as outlined above. Upon the confiscation, said Department shall notify the parent or guardian of the minor of said confiscation.