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For the purposes of this article, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ALCOHOL. Ethyl alcohol, hydrated oxide of ethyl, or spirits of wine, whiskey, rum, brandy, gin, or any other distilled spirits including dilutions and mixtures thereof from whatever source or by whatever process produced.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE. Alcohol, spirits, liquor, wine, beer, and every liquid or solid containing alcohol, spirits, wine, beer, and which contains .5% or more of alcohol by volume and which is fit for beverage purposes either alone or when diluted, mixed, or combined with other substances.
CONTROL. To have legal authority over a premise by ownership, lease, license, or permission or, where no legal authority exists, to exert authority over a premise.
CONVEYANCE. Any vehicle, trailer, watercraft or container operated for the transportation of persons or property.
GATHERING OR EVENT. Any group of two or more persons who have assembled or gathered together for a social occasion or other activity.
HOST. To aid, conduct, allow, entertain, organize, supervise, control, or permit.
ILLICIT DRUGS. Any drug, substance or compound prohibited by law, including drugs prescribed by a physician, which are in the possession of or used by someone other than the person to whom the drug was prescribed.
PARENT. Any person having legal custody of a juvenile:
(1) As a natural, adoptive parent, or stepparent;
(2) As a legal guardian; or
(3) As a person to whom legal custody has been given by order of the court.
PERSON. Any individual, partnership, co-partnership, corporation, or any association of one or more individuals.
POSSESSION. Actual possession or constructive possession based on facts, which permit the inference of intent to possess or control.
PREMISES. Any home, yard, farm, field, land, apartment, condominium, hotel or motel room, or other dwelling unit, or a hall or meeting room, park, or any other place of conducive of assembly, public or private, whether occupied on a temporary or permanent basis, whether occupied as a dwelling or specifically for a party or other social function, and whether owned, leased, rented, or used with or without permission or compensation.
PUBLIC PLACE. Any place to which the public or a substantial group of the public has access and includes, but is not limited to, streets, highways, and the common areas of schools, hospitals, apartment houses, office buildings, governmental buildings, transport facilities, parks, businesses or parking lots.
RELIGIOUS CEREMONY. The possession, consumption and dispensation of alcohol or an alcoholic beverage for conducting any bona fide rite or religious ceremony.
UNDERAGE PERSON. Any individual under 21 years of age.
(Ord. 2019-04-13, passed 4-1-2019)