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Petitioning The Anchorage Assembly
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The Anchorage Assembly

Let 'em work - Let 'em play

This is a step Anchorage's entertainment scene needs to take. Local talent needs to develop & stimulate our economy by allowing adult musicians that are under the age of 21 to perform within liquor establishments. With your support we will gather attention & properly see this through to it's fullest. Here is the initiative that was drafted by Anchorage City Assembly members & local District Attorney:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 10.50, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, TO ADD A DEFINITIONS SECTION, AND AMENDING ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 10.50.015, PROHIBITED ACTS, TO CLARIFY WHEN PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 21 ARE ALLOWED ON LICENSED PREMISES AND ALLOW SUCH PERSONS MORE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN ESTABLISHMENTS THAT SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES CONDITIONED ON AN AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT TO STATE STATUTE.

THE ANCHORAGE ASSEMBLY ORDAINS:

Section 1. Anchorage Municipal Code chapter 10.50 is hereby amended by adding a new section 10.50.005 to read as follows:

10.50.005 Definitions.

Employment means status as an employee (e.g. as a cook or serving or bussing tables) or independent contractor (e.g. hired entertainer, band member).

Section 2. Anchorage Municipal Code section 10.50.015 is hereby amended to read as follows (the remainder of the section is not affected and therefore not set out):

10.50.015 Prohibited Acts

It is unlawful:

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G. For a person under the age of 21 years to knowingly enter or remain upon licensed premises unless:

1. the person is accompanied by the person's parent, guardian or spouse who has attained the age of 21 years; [.]

2. the person is at least 16 years of age, the premises are designated by the state alcoholic beverage control board as a restaurant, and the person enters and remains only for dining;

3. the person is under the age of 16 years, is accompanied by a person over the age of 21 years, the parent or guardian of the underage person consents, the premises are designated by the state alcoholic beverage control board as a restaurant, and the person enters and remains only for dining; or

4. the person enters for purposes of employment in compliance with subsection

H. For a person at least 16 years of age but under the age of 21 to enter and remain within licensed premises in the course of employment, unless the licensed premises are designated by the state alcoholic beverage control board, with the approval of the assembly, as a hotel, restaurant, or eating place, and

1. the employment does not involve the serving, mixing, delivering, or dispensing of alcoholic beverages;

2. employment complies with applicable state laws, including Alaska Statutes Title 4 and regulations promulgated thereunder; and

3. the person, if 16 or 17 years of age, has the written consent of a parent or guardian.

[However, a person 18 years of age or older may enter and remain upon licensed premises in the course of the person's employment as a musician, entertainer or busboy. In addition, a person under the age of 21 years may enter and remain upon licensed premises also recognized as a restaurant for the purpose of dining or dancing if accompanied by the person's parent or guardian, or by the parent or guardian of any other minor also present, or by any other adult with the consent of the minor's parents or guardian].

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Code Revisor: the remaining subsections to be renumbered.

(CAC 6.08.020; AO No. 81-35(S); AO No. 81-197; AO No. 85-170; AO No. 92-32; AO No. 96-49, § 1, 3-5-96; AO No. 2009-82, § 4, 7-7-09)

Section 3. Anchorage Municipal Code section 10.50.015 is hereby amended, conditioned as described in Section 4, to read as follows (the remainder of the section is not affected and therefore not set out):

10.50.015 Prohibited Acts

It is unlawful:

* * * * * * * * *

G. For a person under the age of 21 years to knowingly enter or remain upon licensed premises unless:

* * * * * * * * *

4. the person enters for purposes of employment in compliance with subsections H. or I.

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I. For a person 18, 19 or 20 years of age to enter and remain within premises licensed as a beverage dispensary in the course of employment as an entertainer, unless

1. the person’s employment does not involve the serving, mixing, delivering, or dispensing of alcoholic beverages;

2. the employment complies with applicable state laws, including Alaska Statutes Title 4 and regulations promulgated thereunder; and

3. when not engaged in providing entertainment, the person stays in an area where underage persons are permitted. If there are no such areas, or to establish additional areas for the underage performer to conduct related activities, the licensee shall, prior to the day of the underage person’s employment, obtain approval of the state alcoholic beverage control board and the assembly for designated areas where underage entertainers may be and where alcoholic beverages are prohibited during the employment and related activities. At a minimum, areas designated for underage entertainers shall be temporary in duration sufficient to accommodate a specific performance or series of performances, shall be continuously monitored by the licensee or licensee’s agent or employee stationed within the designated area during hours alcohol is served on the licensed premises, and have sufficient separation or buffer from the remainder of the licensed premises where alcohol is permitted. For purposes of this paragraph: “providing entertainment” includes reasonable time before and after the performance necessary to set up and pack up equipment or accessories used in the performance; and “related activities” includes promotional and public relations activities.

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(CAC 6.08.020; AO No. 81-35(S); AO No. 81-197; AO No. 85-170; AO No. 92-32; AO No. 96-49, § 1, 3-5-96; AO No. 2009-82, § 4, 7-7-09)

Section 4. Section 3 of this ordinance shall only become effective upon the effective date of amendments to Title 4 of the Alaska Statutes that are consistent with Section 3 and allows persons 18, 19 or 20 to be employed for entertainment purposes on the premises of a beverage dispensary licensee that is not a hotel, restaurant or eating place.

Section 5. Sections 1, 2, and 4 of this ordinance shall be effective immediately upon passage and approval by the Assembly.

PASSED AND APPROVED by the Anchorage Assembly this _______ day of _______________, 2012.

Chair of the Assembly
ATTEST:

Municipal Clerk


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Let 18-20 year old musicians into liquor venues without parents

This is a step our entertainment scene needs to take. Local talent needs to develop & stimulate our economy by allowing adult musicians that are under the age of 21 to perform within liquor establishments. With your support we will gather attention & properly see this through to it's fullest. Here is the initiative that was drafted by Anchorage City Assembly members & local District Attorney:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 10.50, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, TO ADD A DEFINITIONS SECTION, AND AMENDING ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 10.50.015, PROHIBITED ACTS, TO CLARIFY WHEN PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 21 ARE ALLOWED ON LICENSED PREMISES AND ALLOW SUCH PERSONS MORE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN ESTABLISHMENTS THAT SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES CONDITIONED ON AN AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT TO STATE STATUTE.

THE ANCHORAGE ASSEMBLY ORDAINS:

Section 1. Anchorage Municipal Code chapter 10.50 is hereby amended by adding a new section 10.50.005 to read as follows:

10.50.005 Definitions.

Employment means status as an employee (e.g. as a cook or serving or bussing tables) or independent contractor (e.g. hired entertainer, band member).

Section 2. Anchorage Municipal Code section 10.50.015 is hereby amended to read as follows (the remainder of the section is not affected and therefore not set out):

10.50.015 Prohibited Acts

It is unlawful:

* * * * * * * * *
G. For a person under the age of 21 years to knowingly enter or remain upon licensed premises unless:

1. the person is accompanied by the person's parent, guardian or spouse who has attained the age of 21 years; [.]

2. the person is at least 16 years of age, the premises are designated by the state alcoholic beverage control board as a restaurant, and the person enters and remains only for dining;

3. the person is under the age of 16 years, is accompanied by a person over the age of 21 years, the parent or guardian of the underage person consents, the premises are designated by the state alcoholic beverage control board as a restaurant, and the person enters and remains only for dining; or

4. the person enters for purposes of employment in compliance with subsection

H. For a person at least 16 years of age but under the age of 21 to enter and remain within licensed premises in the course of employment, unless the licensed premises are designated by the state alcoholic beverage control board, with the approval of the assembly, as a hotel, restaurant, or eating place, and

1. the employment does not involve the serving, mixing, delivering, or dispensing of alcoholic beverages;

2. employment complies with applicable state laws, including Alaska Statutes Title 4 and regulations promulgated thereunder; and

3. the person, if 16 or 17 years of age, has the written consent of a parent or guardian.

[However, a person 18 years of age or older may enter and remain upon licensed premises in the course of the person's employment as a musician, entertainer or busboy. In addition, a person under the age of 21 years may enter and remain upon licensed premises also recognized as a restaurant for the purpose of dining or dancing if accompanied by the person's parent or guardian, or by the parent or guardian of any other minor also present, or by any other adult with the consent of the minor's parents or guardian].

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Code Revisor: the remaining subsections to be renumbered.

(CAC 6.08.020; AO No. 81-35(S); AO No. 81-197; AO No. 85-170; AO No. 92-32; AO No. 96-49, § 1, 3-5-96; AO No. 2009-82, § 4, 7-7-09)

Section 3. Anchorage Municipal Code section 10.50.015 is hereby amended, conditioned as described in Section 4, to read as follows (the remainder of the section is not affected and therefore not set out):

10.50.015 Prohibited Acts

It is unlawful:

* * * * * * * * *

G. For a person under the age of 21 years to knowingly enter or remain upon licensed premises unless:

* * * * * * * * *

4. the person enters for purposes of employment in compliance with subsections H. or I.

* * * * * * * * *

I. For a person 18, 19 or 20 years of age to enter and remain within premises licensed as a beverage dispensary in the course of employment as an entertainer, unless

1. the person’s employment does not involve the serving, mixing, delivering, or dispensing of alcoholic beverages;

2. the employment complies with applicable state laws, including Alaska Statutes Title 4 and regulations promulgated thereunder; and

3. when not engaged in providing entertainment, the person stays in an area where underage persons are permitted. If there are no such areas, or to establish additional areas for the underage performer to conduct related activities, the licensee shall, prior to the day of the underage person’s employment, obtain approval of the state alcoholic beverage control board and the assembly for designated areas where underage entertainers may be and where alcoholic beverages are prohibited during the employment and related activities. At a minimum, areas designated for underage entertainers shall be temporary in duration sufficient to accommodate a specific performance or series of performances, shall be continuously monitored by the licensee or licensee’s agent or employee stationed within the designated area during hours alcohol is served on the licensed premises, and have sufficient separation or buffer from the remainder of the licensed premises where alcohol is permitted. For purposes of this paragraph: “providing entertainment” includes reasonable time before and after the performance necessary to set up and pack up equipment or accessories used in the performance; and “related activities” includes promotional and public relations activities.

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(CAC 6.08.020; AO No. 81-35(S); AO No. 81-197; AO No. 85-170; AO No. 92-32; AO No. 96-49, § 1, 3-5-96; AO No. 2009-82, § 4, 7-7-09)

Section 4. Section 3 of this ordinance shall only become effective upon the effective date of amendments to Title 4 of the Alaska Statutes that are consistent with Section 3 and allows persons 18, 19 or 20 to be employed for entertainment purposes on the premises of a beverage dispensary licensee that is not a hotel, restaurant or eating place.

Section 5. Sections 1, 2, and 4 of this ordinance shall be effective immediately upon passage and approval by the Assembly.

PASSED AND APPROVED by the Anchorage Assembly this _______ day of _______________, 2012.

Chair of the Assembly
ATTEST:

Municipal Clerk
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Sincerely,