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AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 9, TITLE 4, DELAWARE CODE TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR THE POSSESSION OR CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR BY A MINOR.

WHEREAS, it is presently not unlawful for a person, who has not reached the age of 21 years, to have alcoholic liquor on his person outside a licensed establishment; and

WHEREAS, it is not presently a criminal offense for a person who has not attained the age of 21 years to consume alcoholic liquors outside a licensed establishment;

NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of all the Members elected to each House concurring therein):

Section 1. Section 904, Title 4, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by adding thereto a new subsection as follows:

(f) Whoever, being under the age of 21 years, has alcoholic liquor in his possession at any time, or consumes or is found to have consumed alcoholic liquor, shall be fined not more than $25. Provided, however, that this Section shall not apply to the possession or consumption of alcoholic liquor in connection with any religious service or within any private home.

Approved May 12, 1964.