Session of 1999
HOUSE BILL No. 2511
By Committee on Federal and State Affairs
9 AN ACT concerning crimes and punishment; relating to furnishing ce-
10 real malt beverage to a minor; amending K.S.A. 21-3610a and repeal-
11 ing the existing section.
13 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14 Section 1. K.S.A. 21-3610a is hereby amended to read as follows: 21-
15 3610a. (a) Furnishing cereal malt beverage to a minor is buying for or
16 selling, giving or furnishing, whether directly or indirectly, any cereal malt
17 beverage to any person under the legal age for consumption of cereal
18 malt beverage.
19 (b) Furnishing cereal malt beverage to a minor is a class B person
20 misdemeanor for which the minimum fine is $200.
21 (c) This section shall not apply to the furnishing of cereal malt bev-
22 erage by a parent or legal guardian to such parent's child or such
23 guardian's ward, except if such cereal malt beverage is furnished to such
24 child or ward on or to be consumed upon any public property of a gov-
25 ernmental entity or at any event or activity open to the general public.
26 (d) It shall be a defense to a prosecution under this section if: (1) The
27 defendant is a licensed retailer, or an employee thereof; (2) the defendant
28 sold the cereal malt beverage to the person with reasonable cause to
29 believe that such person was of legal age for consumption of cereal malt
30 beverage; and (3) to purchase the cereal malt beverage, the person ex-
31 hibited to the defendant a driver's license, Kansas nondriver's identifi-
32 cation card or other official or apparently official document containing a
33 photograph of the minor and purporting to establish that such person was
34 of legal age for consumption of cereal malt beverage.
35 (e) As used in this section
36 (1) "Cereal malt beverage
",," "retailer" and "legal age for consump-
37 tion of cereal malt beverage" have the meanings provided by K.S.A. 41-
38 2701 and amendments thereto; and
39 (2) "governmental entity" shall have the meaning provided by K.S.A.
40 75-6102, and amendments thereto.
41 (f) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the Kansas crim-
42 inal code.
43 Sec. 2. K.S.A. 21-3610a is hereby repealed.
44 Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
45 publication in the statute book.