Prior to the adoption of Ord. 19549 on 06/04/2007, 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.

(Ord No. 18006, § 1, 3-1-04)

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.