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Pella City Ordinances, Iowa State and Federal laws

Pella City Ordinances, Iowa State and Federal laws

Related City of Pella Ordinances:

Consumption in public places; open container: It is unlawful for any person to use, consume or possess an open or unsealed container of alcoholic liquors or beer upon the public streets or highways, or in any public places, including city parks, except premises covered by a liquor control license, or to possess or consume alcoholic liquors or beer on any public school property or while attending any public or private school-related functions. As used in this section, "school" means a school or that portion thereof, which provides teaching for any grade from kindergarten through grade 12. (1991 Code)

Public intoxication: It will be unlawful for a person to appear in any public place or on a public street or highway while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It will also be unlawful to simulate intoxication on a public street or highway or in a public place. (1992 Code)

Related State of Iowa laws:

  1. A person will not sell, give or otherwise supply alcoholic liquor, wine or beer to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that person to be under legal age.
  2. A person or persons under legal age will not purchase or attempt to purchase, or individually or jointly have alcoholic liquor, wine or beer in their possession or control; except in the case of liquor, wine or beer given or dispensed to a person under legal age within a private home and with the knowledge, presence and consent of the parent or guardian, for beverage or medicinal purposes or as administered to the person by either a physician or dentist for medicinal purposes and except to the extent that a person under legal age may handle alcoholic beverages, wine and beer during the regular course of the person's employment by a liquor control licensee, or wine or beer permittee under this chapter.
  3. A person who is under legal age, other than a licensee or permittee, who violates this section regarding the purchase of or attempt to purchase alcoholic liquor, wine or beer, or possessing or having control of alcoholic liquor, wine or beer, commits a simple misdemeanor punishable by a fine of one hundred dollars for the first offense. A second or subsequent offense will be a serious misdemeanor punishable by a fine of two hundred dollars and the suspension of the person's motor vehicle operating privileges for a period not to exceed one year. The court may, in its discretion, order the person who is under legal age to perform community service work under section 909.3A, of an equivalent value to the fine imposed under this section. However, if the person who commits the violation of this section is under the age of eighteen, the matter will be disposed of in the manner provided in chapter 232.
  4. Except as otherwise provided in subsections 5 and 6, a person who is of legal age, other than a licensee or permittee, who sells, gives or otherwise supplies alcoholic liquor, wine or beer to a person who is under legal age in violation of this section commits a serious misdemeanor punishable by a minimum fine of five hundred dollars.
  5. A person who is of legal age, other than a licensee or permittee, who sells, gives or otherwise supplies alcoholic liquor, wine or beer to a person who is under age in violation of this section which results in serious injury of any person commits an aggravated misdemeanor.
  6. A person who is legal age, other than a licensee or permittee, who sells, gives or otherwise supplies alcoholic liquor, wine or beer to a person who is under legal age in violation of this section which results in the death of any person commits a class "D" felony. 

Related Federal laws:  Drug and alcohol violation disclosures

  1. In general – nothing in this Act or the Higher Education Act of 1965 will be construed to prohibit an institution of higher education from disclosing, to a parent or legal guardian of a student, information regarding any violation of any Federal, State, or local law, or of any rule or policy of the institution, governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance, regardless of whether that information is contained in the student's education records if: a) the student is under the age of 21; and b) the institution determines that the student has committed a disciplinary violation with respect to such use or possession.
  2. State law regarding disclosure – nothing in paragraph (1) will be construed to supersede any provision of state law that prohibits an institution of higher education from making the disclosure described in subsection (a).