Village of Hancock, NY
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hancock as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-12-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983 as Ch. 5, Art. I, of the 1983 Code]

§ 26-1 Definitions.

[Added 9-14-1992 by L.L. No. 4-1992]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
INTENT TO CONSUME
Includes any of the following:
A. 
Drinking from the container.
B. 
Possession with movement of the container to the mouth.
C. 
Possession with alcohol on the breath of the possessor.
D. 
Any circumstances evidencing an intent to ultimately consume on any public lands.

§ 26-2 Prohibited acts.

[Amended 9-14-1992 by L.L. No. 4-1992]
No person shall drink or otherwise consume liquor, wine, beer or other alcoholic beverages or have in his possession or carry or transport with the intent to consume said alcoholic beverages on public land within the Village any open bottle or open container containing liquor, wine, beer or other alcoholic beverages while such person is in or upon any public sidewalk, street, highway, parking lot or public park in the Village of Hancock.

§ 26-3 Presumptive evidence of violation.

An open bottle or open container in any vehicle while in or on any public sidewalk, street, highway, parking lot or public park shall be presumptive evidence that the same is in the possession of all the occupants thereof and in violation hereof.

§ 26-4 Exemptions.

A. 
This article shall not apply to those premises duly licensed for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on such premises whatsoever in said Village.
B. 
This article shall not apply to organizations, groups or individuals who have applied for and received permission from the Hancock Fire Department to use the Firemen's Park.

§ 26-5 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 9-14-1992 by L.L. No. 4-1992]
A violation of this article shall constitute an offense punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment in jail for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.