CHAPTER III. BEVERAGESCHAPTER III. BEVERAGES\ARTICLE 2. ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR

It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, keep for sale, offer for sale, or expose for sale any alcoholic liquor as defined by the Kansas Liquor Control Act without first having procured a license so to do as required by said act to sell the same.

(K.S.A. 41-208, K.S.A.41-901)

There is hereby levied a biennial occupation or license tax upon each retailer of alcoholic liquors (including beer containing more than Three and two-tenth percent (3.2%) of alcohol by weight) for consumption off the premises (sales in the original package only) in the sum of four hundred dollars ($400.00).

(K.S.A. 41-310(l)(1); Code 2016)

Each person operating any business selling alcoholic liquors as herein provided shall before beginning the operation of said business apply to the city clerk for a license and upon payment of the fee above required, the city clerk shall issue such license, the same to be countersigned by the city treasurer. All licenses shall be signed by the city clerk and shall have the corporate seal of said city attached thereto and shall expire one (1) year after the date of their issuance.

No person shall sell at retail any alcoholic liquor:

(a)   On the first day of the week, commonly called Sunday;

(b)   On Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day; and

(c)   On any day when sale is permitted before nine (9) o’clock a.m. or after eight (8) o’clock p.m. of each business day except Friday and Saturdays and the day preceding legal holidays and elections when he or she shall close his or her place of business at ten (10) o’clock p.m.

(K.S.A. 41-712; K.S.A. 41-2911)

No person shall knowingly or unknowingly sell, give away, dispose of, exchange or deliver, or permit the sale, gift or procuring of any alcoholic liquor to or for any person under twenty-one (21) years of age; and no such person under the age of twenty-one years of age shall represent that he is of age for the purpose of asking for, purchasing or receiving alcoholic liquor from any person except in cases authorized by law. No person under the age of twenty-one (21) years of age shall attempt to purchase or purchase alcoholic liquor from any person. No person under the age of twenty-one (21) years of age shall possess alcoholic liquor. No person over twenty-one (21) years of age shall purchase alcoholic liquor from any person for, on behalf of or at the request of anyone under the age of twenty-one (21) years of age. No person shall knowingly sell, give away, dispose of, exchange or deliver, or permit the sale, gift or procuring of any alcoholic liquor to or for any person, who is physically or mentally incapacitated by the consumption of such liquor.

(K.S.A. 41-715)

Except as provided in 3-206a, it shall be unlawful for any person to drink or consume alcoholic liquor or to have in his possession any alcoholic liquor except in the original unopened container upon the public streets, alleys, roads or highways, or in beer parlors, taverns, pool halls, or places to which the general public has access, whether or not an admission or other fee is charged or collected, or upon property owned by the state or any governmental subdivision thereof, or inside vehicles while upon the public streets, alleys, roads or highways.

Pursuant to K.S.A. 41-719, the following property owned by the City of Minneapolis is excepted from the provisions of 3-206:

(a)   The Municipal Golf Course

It shall be unlawful for any person to be drunk on any highway, street or in any public place or building in the city, or if any person shall be drunk in his own house, or any private building or place in the city, disturbing his family or others.

(K.S.A. 21-4109)

Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this article, or doing any of the acts or things prohibited by this article, or failing or refusing to perform any duty imposed by this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than two hundred dollars ($200.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or be imprisoned not to exceed six (6) months, or be both so fined and imprisoned.