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 4-16-1996 by Ord. No. 96-25.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 109.
Code Enforcement — See Ch. 132.
Curfew — See Ch. 139.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was originally adopted as Ch. 94, but was redesignated as Ch. 239 to maintain the organization of the Code.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
INDELIBLE MARKER
Any felt tip marker, china marker or similar device that is not water soluble and which has a flat or angled writing surface of 1/2 or greater.
MINOR
Any person under the age of 18 years.
PERSON
Any retail establishment.
A. 
No person shall sell or otherwise transfer any spray paint container or indelible marker to a minor, unless the minor is accompanied by his or her parent or legal guardian at the time of the purchase or transfer.
B. 
No minor shall, at the time of purchase of items specified in Subsection A above, knowingly furnish fraudulent evidence of maturity, including, but not limited to, a motor vehicle operator's license, a registration certificate issued under the Federal Selective Service Act, an identification card issued to a member of the armed forces or any document issued by a federal, state, county or municipal government.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 18 to possess an open, uncapped or broken capped spray paint container or undilutable marker upon any public street, public sidewalk or public way or 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.
[Added 3-16-1999 by Ord. No. 99-21C]
[Amended 2-15-2000 by Ord. No. 00-25; 3-21-2000 by Ord. No. 00-31]
Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine or penalty of $200 for the first offense; $300 for the second and subsequent offense within a one-year period.
This will be enforced by the Police Department.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 239-5, Appeals, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 6-16-1998 by Ord. No. 98-41. For current provisions, see Ch. 132, Code Enforcement, Art. I, Noncriminal Disposition of Certain Violations.