Prior to the adoption of Ord. 20118 on 11/17/2008, Section 4-20 read as follows.

    (a)     Any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years, who purchases or attempts to purchase, or possesses any intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer, as defined in this chapter, or who is in an intoxicated condition as defined in section 14-611 of this code, or has a detectable blood alcohol content of more than two-hundredths of one percent or more by weight of alcohol in such person’s blood,  is guilty of a misdemeanor.

    (b)    The provisions of this section pertaining to possession of intoxicating liquor and nonintoxicating beer shall not apply to a student who:

    (1)    Is eighteen (18) years of age or older;

    (2)    Is enrolled in an accredited college or university and is a student in a culinary course;

    (3)    Is required to taste, but not consume or imbibe, any beer, ale, porter, wine or other similar malt or fermented beverage as part of the required curriculum; and

    (4)    Tastes a beverage under subdivision (3) of this subsection only for instructional purposes during classes that are part of the curriculum of the accredited college or university.

The beverage must at all times remain in the possession and control of an authorized instructor of the college or university, who must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older.  Nothing in this subsection may be construed to allow a student under the age of twenty-one (21) to receive any beer, ale, porter, wine, or other similar malt or fermented beverage unless the beverage is delivered as part of the student’s required curriculum and the beverage is used only for instructional purposes during classes conducted as part of the curriculum.

    (c)    After a period of not less than one year, or upon reaching the age of twenty-one, whichever occurs first, a person who has pleaded guilty to or has been found guilty of violating this section for the first time, and who since such conviction has not been convicted of any other alcohol-related offense and who is not on probation for the violation of this section at the time application is made, may apply to the court in which the person was sentenced for an order to expunge all official records of the arrest, plea, trial and conviction except the municipal prosecutor’s records.  If the court determines, upon review, that such person has not been convicted of any other alcohol-related offense at the time of the application for expungement, and the person has had no other alcohol-related enforcement contacts, as defined in section 302.525, RSMo, the court shall enter an order of expungement.  The effect of such an order shall be to restore such person to the status the person occupied prior to such arrest, plea or conviction, as if such event had never happened.  No person as to whom such order has been entered shall be held thereafter under any provision of any law to be guilty of perjury or otherwise giving a false statement by reason of the person’s failure to recite or acknowledge such arrest, plea, trial, conviction or expungement in response to any inquiry made of the person for any purpose whatsoever.  A person shall be entitled to only one expungement pursuant to this section. Nothing contained in this section shall prevent the municipal court or other city officials from maintaining such records as are necessary to ensure that an individual receives only one expungement pursuant to this section.

(Ord No. 18006, § 1, 3-1-04 ; Ord. No. 19549, § 1, 6-4-07 )

Editor's note - Prior to the adoption of Ord. No. 18006, §1 on March 1, 2004, Sec. 4-20 was known as Sec. 4-14.