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BOARD BILL NO. 146 INTRODUCED BY ALD. CHARLES QUINCY TROUPE An ordinance pertaining to disturbing the peace, drinking in public; amending subsection 14.05.010 of the Revised Code of the City of St. Louis, pertaining to a penalty for drinking in public ; and containing an emergency clause. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS AS FOLLOWS: SECTION ONE. Subsection 14.05.010 of the Revised Code of the City of St. Louis, is hereby amended to read as follows: 14.05.010 Disturbing the peace--Drinking in public—Exceptions—Enforcement-Penalty. A. No person shall drink any nonintoxicating beer or intoxicating liquor in any park, public building, street, sidewalk, alley, highway, parking lot, thoroughfare, or other public place unless consumption of intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer in such place has been expressly authorized in writing by the Excise Commissioner. Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to prohibit the consumption of nonintoxicating beer or intoxicating liquor by working persons during mealtime near their assigned work areas, or by picnic groups in public parks, providing that the person or persons consuming beverages are not noisy, riotous or disorderly in any manner. B. The Excise Commissioner shall have authority to extend, for not more than five (5) days, the licensed premises of any licensee possessing a drink license in connection with a street fair, celebration, or special event. Where the Excise Commissioner has granted such an extension the prohibitions contained in subsection A of this section shall not apply within the boundaries for which the extension was granted. Nor shall the prohibitions of subsection A apply to an area for which a picnic license has been issued. September 17, 2010 Page 1 of 2 Board Bill No. 146

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C. Enforcement. It shall be the duty of the police officers of the City to arrest any person found violating any of the provisions of Section 14.05.010. D. Penalty Clause. Any person who violates the provisions of Section 14.05.010 prohibiting drinking in public shall upon the conviction thereof be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) and not less than eighty (80) hours of community service. SECTION TWO. Emergency clause. This being an ordinance for the preservation of public peace, health, and safety, it is hereby declared to be an emergency measure within the meaning of Sections 19 and 20 of Article IV of the Charter of the City of St. Louis and therefore shall become effective immediately upon its passage and approval by the mayor.

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Sponsored by: Alderman Charles Quincy Troupe