§ 10-829.  Prohibition on Sale of Box Cutters and Similar Utility Knives to Persons Under the Age of Eighteen. 284
   (1)   It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, or offer for sale, any box cutter or utility knife, razor or blade designed to be used in conjunction with a box cutter or utility knife, to any person under eighteen (18) years of age. For the purpose of this Section the terms "box cutter" and "utility knife" shall mean any tool or implement sold for the primary purpose of cutting, which contains a knife, razor or blade which is either fixed in position or retracts upon moving a release mechanism.
   (2)   No person who sells or offers for sale box cutters or utility knives shall place such box cutters or utility knives on open display so that such implements are accessible to the public without the assistance of the person offering such implement for sale, or his or her employee.
   (3)   The penalty for any person who violates the provisions of this Section is a fine of not more than three hundred dollars ($300).

 

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   Added, Bill No. 000149 (approved May 31, 2000), effective 30 days following enactment. Enrolled bill numbered this as Section 10-828; renumbered by Code editor.