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(a) No minor shall purchase or attempt to purchase alcoholic liquor, consume or attempt to consume alcoholic liquor, or possess or attempt to possess alcoholic liquor, or have any bodily alcohol content except as permitted in this section.
(b) (1) No person shall furnish fraudulent identification to a minor for the purpose of purchasing or otherwise obtaining alcoholic liquor.
(2) No minor shall use fraudulent identification to purchase or otherwise obtain alcoholic liquor.
(c) Upon determining that a youth who is not emancipated pursuant to Act 293 of the Public Acts of 1988, as amended, and who has allegedly consumed, possessed, purchased, had any bodily alcohol content, or attempted to consume, possess or purchase alcoholic liquor in violation of this section, the Police Department shall notify the parent or parents, the custodian or the guardian of the youth as required by Section 33b of Act 8 of the Public Acts of the Extra Session of 1933, as amended.
(d) This section shall not be construed to prohibit a minor from possessing alcoholic liquor during regular working hours and in the course of his or her employment, if employed by a State licensee, the Liquor Control Commission or an agent of the Liquor Control Commission, if the alcoholic liquor is not possessed for his or her personal consumption.
(e) The consumption of alcoholic beverages by a minor who is enrolled in a course offered by an accredited post-secondary educational institution in an academic building of the institution under the supervision of a faculty member shall not be prohibited by this section if the purpose is solely educational and a necessary ingredient of the course.
(f) The consumption by a minor of sacramental wine in connection with religious services at a church, synagogue or temple is not prohibited by this section.
(g) Subsection (a) hereof does not apply to a minor who participates in an undercover operation in which the minor purchases or receives alcoholic liquor under and subject to the conditions set forth at M.C.L.A. 436.1703(11).
(h) The following individuals are not considered to be in violation of subsection (a):
(1) A minor who has consumed alcoholic liquor and who voluntarily presents himself or herself to a health facility or agency for treatment or for observation including, but not limited to, medical examination and treatment for any condition arising from a violation of M.C.L. 750.520B through M.C.L. 750.520G, committed against a minor.
(2) A minor who accompanies an individual who meets both of the following criteria:
A. Has consumed alcoholic liquor.
B. Voluntarily presents himself or herself to a health facility or agency for treatment or for observation including, but not limited to, medical examination and treatment fo any condition arising from a violation of M.C.L. 750.520B through M.C.L. 750.520G, committed against a minor.
(3) A minor who initiates contact with a peace officer or emergency medical services personnel for the purpose of obtaining medical assistance for a legitimate health care concern.
(i) If a minor under the age of 18 who is not emancipated under 1968 PA 293, M.C.L. 722.1 to 722.6, voluntarily presents himself or herself to a health facility or agency for treatment or for observation as provided under subsection (h) of this section, the health facility or agency shall notify the parent or parents, guardian, or custodian of the individual as to the nature of the treatment or observation if the name of a parent, guardian, or custodian is reasonably ascertainable by the health facility or agency.
(j) In a criminal prosecution for the violation of subsection (a) concerning a minor having any bodily alcohol content, it is an affirmative defense that the minor consumed the alcoholic liquor in a venue or location where the consumption is legal.
(Ord. 1-01. Passed 1-16-01; Ord. 17-04. Passed 8-17-04; Ord. 12-3. Passed 7-3-12.)