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(A) It is unlawful and a misdemeanor for any person having control of any premises to knowingly host, permit, or allow a gathering to take place at said premises where at least one minor consumes an alcoholic beverage and/or cannabis, whenever the person having control of the premises either knows a minor is or has consumed an alcoholic beverage and/or cannabis or reasonably should have known that a minor is or has consumed an alcoholic beverage and/or cannabis had the person taken all reasonable steps to prevent the consumption of alcoholic beverages and/or cannabis by a minor as set forth in division (B) of this section.
(B) It is the duty of any person having control of any premises, who knowingly hosts, permits or allows a gathering at said premises to take all reasonable steps to prevent the consumption of alcoholic beverages and/or cannabis by any minor at the gathering. Reasonable steps include, but are not limited to:
(1) Controlling access to alcoholic beverages and/or cannabis at the gathering;
(2) Controlling the quantity of alcoholic beverages and/or cannabis at the gathering;
(3) Verifying the age of persons attending the gathering by inspecting drivers' licenses or other government-issued identification cards to ensure minors do not consume alcoholic beverages and/or cannabis while at the gathering; and
(4) Supervising the activities of minors at the gathering.
(C) This section shall not apply to conduct involving the use of alcoholic beverages that occurs exclusively between a minor and his or her parent or legal guardian, as permitted by Article I, § 4, of the California Constitution or if the event is a family gathering or if the minor is a qualified cannabis patient.
(D) This section shall not apply to any California Department of Alcoholic Beverages Control licensee at any premises regulated by the Department of Alcoholic Beverages Control.
(Ord. 2007-006, passed 9-10-07; Am. Ord. 2019-008, passed 12-10-19) Penalty, see § 134.99