Town of Windsor, CT
Hartford County
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Sec. 12-1 Preventing loitering at places of public accommodation.

[Code 1961, § 17.06.01; Ord. of 6-3-1963]
(a) 
Every police officer of the Town shall have authority to keep places public accommodation of the Town open and free of obstruction, and to require all persons unlawfully obstructing or loitering at such places of public accommodation to desist therefrom whenever such acts are done in the view of such officer or whenever such acts are the subject of a complaint by the proprietor of said place of public accommodation.
(b) 
It shall be unlawful for any person to resist, molest, disobey, or interfere with any such police officer while such officer is engaged in the performance of such officers duties herein of keeping places of public accommodation of the Town free of obstruction and convenient for public use.

Sec. 12-2 Curfew in parks and playgrounds.

[Code 1961, § 17.15.01; Ord. of 9-11-1967]
It shall be unlawful for any person other than a person authorized by the Town to be in or remain in any public park, playground, or school playground in the Town after one hour after legal sunset.

Sec. 12-3 Weapons — Improper discharge of firearms, arrows and airguns.

[Code 1961, § 17.17.01; Ord. No. 76-2, 8-23-1976]
No person shall intentionally, negligently, or carelessly discharge any firearm, arrow, or airgun within the Town in such a manner as to be likely to cause bodily injury or death to persons or domestic animals or the wanton destruction of property.

Sec. 12-4 Same — Regulation of dangerous weapons where minors are involved.

[Code 1961, § 17.17.02; Ord. No. 76-2, 8-23-1976]
No person shall within the Town sell, give, lend or otherwise transfer or make available to any person under the age of 18 years any firearm, bow and arrow, airgun or other dangerous weapon as defined in the Connecticut General Statutes, Section 53-206, except where the relationship of parent and child, guardian and ward, or adult firearm instructor and pupil exists between such person and the person under 18 years of age. For purposes of this section "bow and arrow" shall be that as defined in Connecticut General Statutes, Section 26-86a.

Sec. 12-5 Consumption of alcoholic liquor within and upon public lands, public highways, sidewalks and parking areas.

[Code 1961, § 17.07.01; Ord. of 4-3-1961; Ord. No. 84-4, §§ 1 — 5, 9-4-1984; Ord. No. 85-5, §§ 1, 2, 10-7-1985; Ord. No. 99-3, § 1, 5-3-1999]
(1) 
Definitions. The following terms as used in this section shall have the following meaning:
(a) 
"Alcoholic liquor" has the same meaning as set forth in Section 30-1 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
(b) 
"Parked vehicle" has the same meaning as set forth in Section 14-1 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
(c) 
"Possession with intent to consume" means having in one's possession or control alcoholic liquor in a glass, open bottle, open can or other open container so as to permit consumption.
(d) 
"Public highway" means a highway, road, street, avenue, boulevard or other way within and under the control of the Town of Windsor and open to public use, including the sidewalks of any such highway and shall include the full highway limits whether paved or unpaved, provided said limits are clearly marked by survey stakes or other identification.
(e) 
"Parking area" means lots, areas or other accommodations for the parking of motor vehicles off the street or highway and open to public use with or without charge.
(f) 
"Public lands" shall mean all land owned by the Town of Windsor including parks and playgrounds.
(g) 
"Public buildings" shall mean all buildings owned by the Town of Windsor.
(h) 
"Suitable sign" shall mean a sign provided by the Windsor Police Department.
(2) 
Prohibited acts.
(a) 
Except as otherwise permitted by subsection (3) hereof, no person shall consume any alcoholic liquor upon or within the limits of any public highway or sidewalk or parking area or public lands or buildings within the Town of Windsor.
(b) 
Anything to the contrary notwithstanding, no person shall consume any alcoholic liquor on or within the premises of a commercial establishment which sells alcoholic liquor unless that establishment has an appropriate permit from the State of Connecticut authorizing such consumption. Any commercial establishment which sells alcoholic liquor and does not have an appropriate permit authorizing consumption on or within the premises shall prominently post and maintain a suitable sign on the outside of the building at its entrance. Said sign shall be posted within 30 days of the effective date of this section. Each day thereafter said sign is not posted shall constitute a separate violation of this section. The removal, obstruction, defacing, tampering, vandalism, or marking in any way of said sign shall constitute a violation. The Police Department of the Town of Windsor is hereby delegated the authority and responsibility for designing and maintaining a supply of said signs. All said signs shall contain minimally this statement:
"Consumption of alcoholic beverages on this or any public property in the Town of Windsor is unlawful under Section 12-5 of the Windsor Code."
The Police Department may charge a reasonable fee for each sign calculated to defray its cost.
(c) 
For purposes of this section, without limiting the generality of the foregoing (a) and (b), the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the possession with intent to consume alcoholic liquor in or on parked vehicles within or upon a public highway, sidewalk, public lands or parking area or premises of a commercial establishment as herein defined is a violation hereof.
(3) 
Exceptions.
(a) 
Consumption of alcoholic liquor and possession with the intent to consume alcoholic liquor is permitted during any public function, festival or celebration being conducted within a public building, public highway, sidewalk or parking area or on public land pursuant to a written permit issued by the Town Manager, or person designated by the Town Manager to issue such permits, authorizing the sale, service or distribution of alcoholic liquor at or in connection with such function, festival or celebration.
(b) 
An application for a permit shall be in writing directed to the Town Manager. The application shall state the name and address of responsible officials of the organization sponsoring the function, festival or celebration (event), shall specify the parts of the public land, public building, public highway, sidewalk or parking area to be used during the event, specify the beginning and ending time of the event and it if continues for more than one day, the hours in each day it is to be conducted, the number of people to be in attendance at the event, whether the event is open to the public; and arrangements for supervision. The application shall be filed at least 10 calendar days before the first day of the event and the permit shall be issued or denied in writing at least four calendar days before the first day of the event. The permit shall be issued if all of the required information is provided, the application is made at least 10 days before the event, the Town Manager or his designee determines that the event will be open to the public and that all necessary permits, licenses and approvals have been obtained from all government authorities having jurisdiction including, but not limited to, the state department of liquor control and the granting of the permit will be in accord with the health, safety, and welfare of the Town of Windsor. (The Town Manager is authorized to issue additional standards not inconsistent herewith which if not met will result in denial of said permit.)
(c) 
The requirements of subsection (b) may be waived by the Town Manager for good cause shown in cases where the Town Manager is aware of a customary event, the responsibility of the sponsoring individuals, and has satisfied himself or herself that the safety of the public will not be jeopardized.
(4) 
Board of Education. Nothing herein shall be construed as controlling any public lands or buildings under the control of the Board of Education by statute.
(5) 
Penalty. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be fined $35.

Sec. 12-6 Tobacco-related equipment and drug-related equipment furnished to minors — Definitions.

[Code 1961, § 9.13.02; Ord. No. 79-1, 1-2-1979]
The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of Sections 12-7 and 12-8:
DEPENDENCY-PRODUCING DRUG
Any controlled drug as defined in Connecticut General Statutes, Section 19-443(8) and any controlled substance as defined in Connecticut General Statutes, Section 19-443(9).
DRUG-RELATED EQUIPMENT
Any instrument, apparatus or contrivance, including components, parts and accessories thereof, intended or reasonably adapted to be used for one or more of the following purposes:
(1) 
The consumption or the preparation of any dependency-producing drug. "Consumption" shall include smoking and injection.
(2) 
The enhancement of the effect on the human body of any dependency-producing drug.
(3) 
The concealment of any quantity of any dependency-producing drug.
(4) 
The testing of the strength, effectiveness, purity or weight of any dependency-producing drug.
TOBACCO-RELATED EQUIPMENT
Any instrument, apparatus or contrivance, including components, parts and accessories thereof, intended or reasonably adapted for use in the consumption or preparation of any tobacco.

Sec. 12-7 Same — Prohibition.

[Code 1961, § 9.13.01; Ord. No. 79-1, 1-2-1979]
No person shall sell, give, deliver, or otherwise transfer any tobacco-related equipment or drug-related equipment to any minor under the age of 16 years; provided such person at the time of such sale, gift, delivery or transfer knows or has reason to know that such tobacco-related equipment will or is likely to be used in the consumption or preparation of any tobacco product or that such drug-related equipment will or is likely to be used in the consumption or preparation of any dependency-producing drug the possession of which is a violation of Connecticut General Statutes, Section 19-481, subsections (a), (b) and (c). If any such drug-related equipment has printed thereon or is accompanied by instructions explaining the purpose and use of such equipment, and if following such instructions would cause a person to commit an act involving the use or possession of a dependency producing drug in violation of Connecticut General Statutes, Section 19-481, subsections (a), (b) and (c), then the trier of fact may infer that such person knew or had reason to know that such drug-related equipment was to be used or was likely to be used in the consumption or preparation of a dependency producing drug.

Sec. 12-8 Same — Exceptions.

[Code 1961, § 9.13.03; Ord. No. 79-1, 1-2-1979]
No person shall be guilty of violating Section 12-17 if:
(1) 
The person had reasonable cause to believe that the minor involved was 16 years of age or over, because such minor exhibited to such person a driver's license, birth certificate or other official document purporting to establish that such minor was 16 years of age or over.
(2) 
The person was acting in such person's capacity as an employee or official of any governmental agency or governmental institution or of any public school or other public educational institution or of any bona fide private school, educational institution or health care facility or institution; or the person was acting in such person's capacity as a registered pharmacist or veterinarian, or under the direction of a registered pharmacist or veterinarian, to sell said object for a legitimate medical purpose.

Sec. 12-9 through Sec. 12-19. (Reserved)