§ 4202.

SALE OF INSCRIBING TOOLS

a.

(1) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation, except a parent or legal guardian, to sell or give or in any way furnish to another person, who is in fact under the age of 18 years, any type of scribing tools, window etchers or diamond cutters that are capable of defacing property without first obtaining bona fide evidence of majority and identity.

2.

For purposes of this Section, “bona fide evidence of majority and identity” is any document evidencing the age and identity of an individual which has been issued by a federal, State or local governmental entity, and includes, but is not limited to, a motor vehicle operator’s license or an identification card issued to a member of the armed forces.

3.

Scribing tools, window etchers or diamond cutters may be furnished to schools for school-related activities that are part of the instructional program when used under controlled and supervised situations within the classroom or on the site of a supervised project. The instructors shall not permit students to remove the tools from the supervised site. The instructors shall inventory the tools.

b.

(1) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation who owns, conducts, operates or manages a retail commercial establishment where scribing tools, window etchers or diamond cutters are sold to store or display, or cause to be stored or displayed, such scribing tools, window etchers or diamond cutters in an area that is accessible to the public without employee assistance in the regular course of business pending legal sale or other disposition.

2.

Nothing herein shall prohibit the storage or display of scribing tools, window etchers or diamond cutters in an area viewable by the public so long as such items are not accessible to the public without employee assistance.

c.

Violation of any provision of this Section, except the requirement that instructors inventory the tools used in an instructional program, is a misdemeanor, pursuant to Penal Code Section 19.

History

(Added by Ord. 6-99, App. 1/15/99)

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