Session of 2000
By Committee on Judiciary

  9             AN  ACT concerning alcohol; relating to possession by minors; evidence;
10             amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 41-727 and repealing the existing section.
12       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
13             Section  1. K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 41-727 is hereby amended to read as
14       follows: 41-727. (a) Except with regard to serving of alcoholic liquor or
15       cereal malt beverage as permitted by K.S.A. 41-308a, 41-308b, 41-2610
16       or 41-2704, and amendments thereto, no person under 21 years of age
17       shall possess, consume, obtain, purchase or attempt to obtain or purchase
18       alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage except as authorized by law.
19             (b) A properly administered preliminary screening breath test of a
20       person under 21 years of age to determine the alcohol concentration of
21       such person's breath shall be competent admissible evidence in any crim-
22       inal action involving a violation of the provisions of this section.
23             (c) Violation of this section by a person 18 or more years of age but
24       less than 21 years of age is a class C misdemeanor for which the minimum
25       fine is $200.
26             (c) (d) Any person less than 18 years of age who violates this section
27       is a juvenile offender under the Kansas juvenile justice code. Upon ad-
28       judication thereof and as a condition of disposition, the court shall require
29       the offender to pay a fine of not less than $200 nor more than $500.
30             (d) (e) In addition to any other penalty provided for a violation of this
31       section, the court may order the offender to do either or both of the
32       following:
33             (1) Perform 40 hours of public service; or
34             (2) attend and satisfactorily complete a suitable educational or train-
35       ing program dealing with the effects of alcohol or other chemical sub-
36       stances when ingested by humans.
37             (e) (f) This section shall not apply to the possession and consumption
38       of cereal malt beverage by a person under the legal age for consumption
39       of cereal malt beverage when such possession and consumption is per-
40       mitted and supervised, and such beverage is furnished, by the person's
41       parent or legal guardian.
42             (f) (g) Any city ordinance or county resolution prohibiting the acts
43       prohibited by this section shall provide a minimum penalty which is not


  1       less than the minimum penalty prescribed by this section.
  2             (g) (h) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the Kansas
  3       liquor control act. 
  4       Sec.  2. K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 41-727 is hereby repealed.
  5        Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
  6       publication in the statute book.