CHAPTER V. PUBLIC OFFENSESCHAPTER V. PUBLIC OFFENSES\Article 2. Alcohol-Related Offenses

It shall be unlawful for any person to drink or consume cereal malt beverage or alcoholic liquor, or to possess an open container of cereal malt beverage or alcoholic liquor on the public highways, roads, streets, alleys, sidewalks, parks, or in any municipally or privately owned parking lots within the city. Any person violating this section shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

The provisions of Section 5-201 shall not apply to the following city-owned public property when authorized and permitted by the City Manager or designee:

(a)   Abilene Civic Center, located in the Union Pacific Passenger Depot;

(b)   Senior Center; and

(d)   Designated areas at the Fairgrounds as authorized and permitted by the City.

The City Manager shall have the authority to establish procedures and necessary regulations to ensure the safe consumption of alcohol on City-owned property. The City Manager, or designee, shall have the authority to approve requests for alcohol consumption on City property as defined herein.

(Ord. 3206; Ord. 3254; Ord. 3274; Ord. 3299)

It shall be unlawful for any person to transport in any vehicle upon a public highway, street or alley within the city, any cereal malt beverage, except in the original package or container, which shall not have been opened, the seal upon which shall not have been broken and from which the original cap or cork shall not have been removed, unless the opened package or container be in the locked rear trunk or rear compartment, or any locked outside compartment which is not accessible to the driver or any other person in said vehicle while it is in motion. Any person violating this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced pursuant to the penalty provisions of Section 106 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance.

No person shall knowingly or unknowingly sell, give away, dispose of, exchange or deliver or permit the sale, gift or procuring of any cereal malt beverage or alcoholic liquor to or for any minor. Any person violating this section shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment for not more than one hundred eighty (180) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

No person under twenty-one (21) years of age shall obtain or purchase, or attempt to obtain or purchase, cereal malt beverages or alcoholic liquor from any person, or possess or consume cereal malt beverages or alcoholic liquor, except as authorized by Kansas law. Any person violating this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced pursuant to the penalty provisions of K.S.A. 41-727.