Series 105 2004 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 105-063; Ord. 17985; Amending Chapter 16 of the City Code as it relates to false identification
Bill No. B 36-04
amending Chapter 16 of the City Code as it relates to false identification; and fixing
when this ordinance shall become effective.
WHEREAS, underage drinking of alcoholic beverages is a serious
problem in the city; and
WHEREAS, a substantial number of minors obtain alcoholic beverages
by using false
WHEREAS, many false identifications are of high quality and
difficult for businesses selling
liquor to detect; and
WHEREAS, selling alcoholic beverages to minors is a violation
of law that jeopardizes the
liquor license of the offending business; and
WHEREAS, minors who use false identifications to obtain alcoholic
beverages are supporting
unlawful counterfeiting activities and can cause substantial harm to themselves, the sellers of the
alcoholic beverages and others; and
WHEREAS, there is no legitimate reason for a minor to possess
a false identification; and
WHEREAS, the City Council believes that possession of a false
identification card by a minor
is a serious offense that warrants significant sanctions.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. Chapter 16 of the Code of Ordinances of the
City of Columbia, Missouri, is
hereby amended as follows:
Material to be deleted in
strikeout; material to be added underlined.
Sec. 16-225. False identification.
Any person who possesses
a reproduced, modified or altered motor vehicle driver's license,
non-driver's license issued by any uniformed service of the United States, or identification card
issued by the Department of Revenue, or any other such identification card which indicates that
the person represented on the card is over twenty-one (21) years of age,
(a) A reproduced, modified or altered motor vehicle drivers license
from any state, jurisdiction
or licensing authority;
(b) A reproduced, modified, or altered, non-drivers identification
card or any other modified
or altered identification card originally issued by any governmental or educational institution or
(c) Any identification document of another person which indicates that
person is 21 years of age or
older when the possessor is under 21 years of age; or
(d) Any identification card or document which appears on its face to
be issued by a legitimate
governmental or educational issuing authority which indicates the possessor is 21 years of age or
older when the possessor is under 21 years of age;
is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
. . .
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect
from and after its passage.
PASSED this 2nd day of February, 2004.