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§ 141. Minor Decoy Requirements.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 4. Business Regulations
Division 1. Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Article 22. Suspension or Revocation of Licenses (Refs & Annos)
4 CCR § 141
§ 141. Minor Decoy Requirements.
(a) A law enforcement agency may only use a person under the age of 21 years to attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages to apprehend licensees, or employees or agents of licensees who sell alcoholic beverages to minors (persons under the age of 21) and to reduce sales of alcoholic beverages to minors in a fashion that promotes fairness.
(b) The following minimum standards shall apply to actions filed pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 25658 in which it is alleged that a minor decoy has purchased an alcoholic beverage:
(1) At the time of the operation, the decoy shall be less than 20 years of age;
(2) The decoy shall display the appearance which could generally be expected of a person under 21 years of age, under the actual circumstances presented to the seller of alcoholic beverages at the time of the alleged offense;
(3) A decoy shall either carry his or her own identification showing the decoy's correct date of birth or shall carry no identification; a decoy who carries identification shall present it upon request to any seller of alcoholic beverages;
(4) A decoy shall answer truthfully any questions about his or her age;
(5) Following any completed sale, but not later than the time a citation, if any, is issued, the peace officer directing the decoy shall make a reasonable attempt to enter the licensed premises and have the minor decoy who purchased alcoholic beverages make a face to face identification of the alleged seller of the alcoholic beverages.
(c) Failure to comply with this rule shall be a defense to any action brought pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 25658.
Note: Authority cited: California Constitution, article XX, section 22; and section 25750, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 25658, Business and Professions Code; and Provigo Corporation v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board (1994) 7 Cal.4th 561, 28 Cal.Rptr. 638.
1. New section filed 1-2-96; operative 2-1-96 (Register 96, No. 1).
This database is current through 6/17/22 Register 2022, No. 24
4 CCR § 141, 4 CA ADC § 141
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