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The DC Code: § 25-782 Restrictions on minor's entrance into licensed premises.

Index25 Alcoholic Beverage Regulation (Refs & Annos)
a
The licensee under an off-premises retailer's license, class A, shall not permit a person under 18 years of age to enter the licensed establishment between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on any day in which the public schools of the District are in session during the regular school year.
b
It shall be an affirmative defense to a charge of violating subsection (a) of this section that the licensee or a licensee's employee was shown a valid identification document indicating that the minor was 18 years of age or older, which document the licensee or the licensee's employee reasonably believed to be valid, and that the licensee or the licensee's employee reasonably believed that the person was 18 years of age or older or was not truant or unlawfully absent from school.
c
Subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to a licensee under a retailer's license, class A, for a supermarket if its primary business and purpose is the sale of a full range of fresh, canned, and frozen food items, and if the sale of alcoholic beverages is incidental to the primary purpose and constitutes no more than 25% of total volume of gross receipts on an annual basis.
d
Except as otherwise permitted, a licensee shall not deny admittance to a person displaying a valid identification document displaying proof of legal drinking age.
e
The provisions of this section notwithstanding, a licensee not shall discriminate on any basis prohibited by Unit A of Chapter 14 of Title 2.

Historical and Statutory

D.C. Law 13-298 amended and enacted into law Title 25 of the District of Columbia Official Code. The text of this section is derived from provisions formerly found in D.C. Code § 25-121(b-1), (c).   For notes from former § 25-121, see § 25-781. Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 25-782. 1973 Ed., § 25-121. Legislative History of Laws For D.C. Law 13-298, see notes following § 25-101. DC CODE § 25-782 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Jan. 24, 1934, 48 Stat. 331, ch. 4, § 20; Aug. 27, 1935, 49 Stat. 901, ch. 756, § 10; June 29, 1953, 67 Stat. 104, ch. 159, § 404(g); Sept. 29, 1982, D.C. Law 4-157, § 12, 29 DCR 3617; Sept. 26, 1984, D.C. Law 5-106, § 2, 31 DCR 3381; Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-178, § 2(a), 33 DCR 7654; Mar. 7, 1987, D.C. Law 6-217, § 12, 34 DCR 907; Sept. 11, 1993, D.C. Law 10-12, § 2(c), 40 DCR 4020; May 24, 1994, D.C. Law 10-122, § 2(i), 41 DCR 1658; May 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-298, § 101, 48 DCR 2959.)