Prior to the adoption of Ord. 18006 on 03/01/2004, Section 4-12 read as follows.


    (a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, no person under the age of twenty-one (21) years shall sell or assist in the sale or dispensing of intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer.

    (b)     In any place of business licensed in accordance with state statute, where at least fifty (50) per cent of the gross sales made consists of goods, merchandise or commodities other than intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer in the original package, persons at least eighteen (18) years of age may stock, arrange displays, accept payment for, and sack for carryout intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer. Delivery of intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer away from the licensed business premises cannot be performed by anyone under the age of twenty-one (21) years.   Any licensee who employs any person under the age of twenty-one years, as authorized by this subsection, shall, when at least fifty percent of the licensee’s gross sales does not consist of nonalcoholic sales, have an employee twenty-one years of age or older on the licensed premises during all hours of operation.

    (c) In any distillery, warehouse, wholesale distributorship, or similar place of business which stores or distributes intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer but which does not sell intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer at retail, persons at least eighteen (18) years of age may be employed and their duties may include the handling of intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer for all purposes except consumption, sale at retail, or dispensing for consumption or sale at retail.

    (d) Persons eighteen (18) years of age or older may, when acting in the capacity of a waiter or waitress, accept payment for or serve intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer in places of business which sell food for consumption on the premises if at least fifty (50) per cent of all sales in those places consists of food; provided, that nothing in this section shall authorize persons under twenty-one (21) years of age to mix or serve across the bar intoxicating beverages or nonintoxicating beer.

(Code 1964, § 4.110; Ord. No. 17849, § 1, 9-15-03)

    State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 311.300.