Town of Farmington, CT
Hartford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Farmington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Consumption of alcohol on Town-owned property  — See Ch. 148.
[Adopted 2-12-2002]
The purpose of this article is to address the issue that the unregulated possession of alcoholic liquor by persons under the age of 21is detrimental to the general welfare, health and safety of the residents of the Town of Farmington, and especially its youth.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR
Shall have the same meaning as the same term is defined in Title 30, Section 30-1 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
HOST
To organize a gathering of two or more persons or to allow the premises under one's control to be used with one's knowledge for a gathering of two or more persons for personal, social or business interaction.
MINOR
The same meaning as the same term is defined in Title 30, Section 30-1 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
No minor shall possess any container of alcoholic liquors, whether opened or unopened, within the Town of Farmington, except when 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 both public and private property.
[Amended 6-25-2002]
No person shall host an event or gathering at which the person knows or reasonably believes that alcoholic liquor 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 Farmington, whether conducted on public or private property.
[Amended 6-25-2002]
A. 
Any person violating any provision of this article shall be subject to a fine of $100.
B. 
Exceptions: The provisions of §§ 76-3 and 76-4 of this article shall not apply to the following:
(1) 
A minor who possesses alcoholic liquor on the order of a practicing physician or any person who sells, ships, delivers or gives any alcoholic liquors to a minor on the order of a practicing physician.
(2) 
A person over the age of eighteen who is an employee or permit holder under Section 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 age 18 who is an employee or permit holder under Section 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.