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Section 436.1904

MICHIGAN LIQUOR CONTROL CODE OF 1998 (EXCERPT)
Act 58 of 1998


436.1904 Consumption or possession of alcoholic liquor on school property; prohibition; violation as misdemeanor; exceptions; other violations; application of section to minor; definitions.

Sec. 904.

  (1) A person shall not consume alcoholic liquor on school property or possess alcoholic liquor on school property with the intent to consume it on school property.
  (2) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable as follows:
  (a) If the person has no prior convictions, by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $250.00, or both.
  (b) If the person has 1 prior conviction, by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.
  (c) If the person has 2 or more prior convictions, by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both.
  (3) This section does not prohibit a person from consuming alcoholic liquor on school property or possessing alcoholic liquor on school property with the intent to consume it on school property under any of the following circumstances:
  (a) As part of a generally recognized religious service or religious ceremony.
  (b) At a nonschool function or event on school property if the superintendent of the school district or, if the school is not operated by a school district, the administrator of the school, or his or her designee, has approved consuming alcoholic liquor on school property or possessing alcoholic liquor on school property with the intent to consume it on school property during that function or event.
  (4) This section does not prohibit an individual from being convicted of or found responsible for any other violation of law arising out of the same transaction as the violation of this section.
  (5) This section does not apply to a minor who could be subject to prosecution under section 703 of the Michigan liquor control code of 1998, 1998 PA 58, MCL 436.1703.
  (6) As used in this section:
  (a) “Prior conviction” means a conviction for violating this section or a local ordinance substantially corresponding to this section.
  (b) “School” means a public school offering developmental kindergarten, kindergarten, or any grade from 1 through 12.
  (c) “School property” means a building, playing field, vehicle, or other property used for functions and events sponsored by a school, except a building used primarily for adult education or college extension courses.


History: Add. 1999, Act 274, Eff. Apr. 3, 2000
Popular Name: Act 306


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