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File #: 17-1859    Version: 1 Name: 12/4/17 Ordinance to Amend Minor in Possession
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 12/4/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/18/2017 Final action:
Enactment date: 12/4/2017 Enactment #: ORD-17-23
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Sections 9:81 and 9:82 of Chapter 109 (Liquor) of Title IX of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Ordinance No. ORD-17-23)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance Amendment - Minor in Possession of Alcohol.pdf

Title

An Ordinance to Amend Sections 9:81 and 9:82 of Chapter 109 (Liquor) of Title IX of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Ordinance No. ORD-17-23)

Memorandum

This ordinance amendment reflects the Legislature’s changes to the penalties under state law for possession or consumption of alcohol by a minor.  Effective January 1, 2018, a first offense is a civil infraction.  Under the current ordinance, a first offense is a misdemeanor.

Under the ordinance amendment, as in state law, second and subsequent offenses are misdemeanors.  However, a minor who pleads guilty to a second offense may qualify to have it discharged and dismissed as detailed in the ordinance amendment, in which case the court record of the case is not available to the public.

Staff

Kristen D. Larcom, Senior Assistant City Attorney

Body

(See Attached Ordinance)