[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of West Hartford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CIGARETTE VENDING MACHINE
- A machine or mechanical device used or intended to be used for the
purpose of automatically merchandising packaged cigarettes, tobacco or smokeless
tobacco products, the operation of which is governed or controlled by the
insertion of coins or tokens.[Amended 10-9-2001]
- Any individual, firm, fiduciary, partnership, corporation, trust or association.
No person shall sell cigarettes or tobacco in any form to any person under 18 years of age.
No person shall dispense, or cause to be dispensed, cigarettes, tobacco or smokeless tobacco products from vending machines at any location within the Town of West Hartford. This prohibition shall not apply to those facilities which are used primarily by nonprofit veterans' groups as clubs, as defined in West Hartford Code of Ordinances § 177-2, but which may be rented for public functions, provided that such vending machines in these facilities are not to be located in areas accessible to the public during public functions.
It shall be the duty of the Director of Health or designee to enforce the provisions of this article.
[Amended 6-28-1994; 10-9-2001]
Possession of alcoholic liquor by persons under the age of 21 is prohibited and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $50.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to:
A person who is an employee of a permit holder under Chapter 545 of the Connecticut General Statutes and who possesses alcoholic liquor in the course of employment;
A person who possesses alcoholic liquor on the order of a practicing physician; or
A person who possesses alcoholic liquor while accompanied by a parent, guardian, or spouse who has attained the age of 21.