Chapter 15

Chapter 15: Offenses

Article 1. Offenses in General

Section 15‑1.  Offense Defined.

An "offense" is hereby defined as the doing of any act or thing which, by this Chapter or any ordinance of the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, is prohibited, forbidden or declared to be unlawful, or the failure or refusal to do any act or perform any duty which, by any provision of this Chapter or by any ordinance of the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, is commanded or required to be done.

Section 15‑2.  Attempts to Commit an Offense.

Every person who attempts to commit an offense against the Code of Ordinances of the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, and in such attempt does any act toward the Commission of such offense, but fails, is prevented or intercepted in the perpetration thereof, shall be guilty of an offense and shall be punished in the manner prescribed for the offense itself.

Section 15‑3.  Effect of Intoxication.

No act committed by any person while in a state of voluntary intoxication, whether from alcoholic beverages or drugs, shall be deemed less an offense by reason of his being in such condition.

Section 15‑4.  Aiding in an Offense.

When no punishment for counseling or aiding in the commission of a particular offense is expressly prescribed by ordinance, every person who counsels or aids another in the commission of such, shall be guilty of an offense and punishable in the same manner as the principal offender.

Sections 15‑5 through 15‑9.  (Reserved for future use.)

Article 2. Offenses Against Public Decency,

Section 15‑10.  Gambling Prohibited.

No person, firm or corporation (or agent or employee thereof) shall play, open or cause to be opened, operate, carry on or conduct any game of roulette, craps, or any percentage played with dice, for money, checks, chips, credit or any other things of value; or shall set up, operate or permit to be operated, any slot machine or other device whatsoever where money, checks, chips, credit or any other things of value are played, when the act of playing the same might result in a gain or loss to the party playing; or shall gamble  knowingly  in any other similar manner; or knowingly shall permit his or its premises, houses, lot or other property to be used in connection with or for, any act declared unlawful in this Chapter.

Section 15‑11.  False Or Bogus Checks.

1.         It shall be unlawful for any person, with intent to cheat or defraud, to obtain, or attempt to obtain, from any person, firm or corporation, any money, property or valuable thing, of the value of fifty dollars ($50.00) or less, by means of any false or bogus check or by any other written, printed or engraved instrument or spurious coin. The term "false or bogus check" shall include checks or orders given for money or property which are not honored on account of insufficient funds of the maker to pay same, as against the maker or drawer thereof.

2.         The making, drawing, issuing or delivering of a check draft or order, payment of which is refused by the drawee, shall be prima facie evidence of intent to defraud and the knowledge of insufficient funds in, or credit with, such bank or other depository; provided, such maker or drawer shall not have paid the drawee the amount due thereon, together with the protest fees, within five (5) days from the date the same is presented for payment; and, provided further, that said check or order is presented for payment within thirty (30) days after same is delivered and accepted.

 Section 15‑12.  Harmful Deception.

It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to deceive another (whether by impersonation, misrepresentation or otherwise), when such deception results in, or contributes to, the loss, damage, harm or injury of the person deceived or of a third party, or results in or contributes to the benefit of the deceiver.

Section 15‑13.  Loitering.

1.         It shall be unlawful for any person, without lawful reason, between the hours of 12:00 o'clock midnight and 5:00 o'clock a.m., to wander aimlessly within the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, on the streets, in other public places or on property of other persons; or during such time to sleep upon any street or in any other public place or on any property of another person without the express or tacit consent of the owner or person in charge of such place.

2.         It shall be unlawful for any person to loiter in or about any public building, in or about the station or depot of a public carrier or on or about the premises of a public or private school.

3.         No person shall loiter in the immediate vicinity where a person or persons are gambling by the use of any means or device.

4.         It shall be unlawful for any person to loiter, loaf, wander, stand or remain idle, either alone or in consort with others, in a public place or building in such a manner as to:

a.         Obstruct any public street, highway, sidewalk or any other public place or building by hindering, impeding or tending to hinder or impede the free and uninterrupted passage of vehicles, traffic or pedestrians; or

 b.         Commit in or upon any public street, highway, sidewalk or any other public place or building, any act or thing which is an obstruction or interference to the free and uninterrupted use of property or with any business lawfully conducted by anyone in, upon, facing or fronting on any such public street, highway, sidewalk or any other public place or building, all of which prevents the free and uninterrupted ingress, egress and regress therein, thereon and thereto.

 Section 15-14. Offenses Relating to Drugs and Related Substances.

            1.         “Controlled Dangerous Substance” shall be defined in 63 Oklahoma Statues Section 2-101.

            2.         “Marijuana” shall be defined as all parts of a plant of the genus cannabis, whether growing or not; the seed of a plant of that type; the resin extracted from a part of a plant of that type; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of a plant of that type or of its seeds or resin. “Marijuana” does not include the mature stalks of the plant, fiber produced from the stalks, oils or cake made from the seeds of the plant, or any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the mature stalks, except the resin extracted from the mature stalks, fiber, oil or cake, or the sterilized seed of the plant that is incapable of germination.

            3.         It shall be unlawful for any person under the influence of marijuana or any narcotic or other controlled dangerous substance, to appear or be upon or in any street, alley, place of business or other public place within  the City of Elk City, Oklahoma; or for any person without a medical marijuana license to use or possess marijuana or to use or possess any other narcotic or controlled dangerous substance; in any place within said City, except as legally prescribed by a physician licensed to practice in the State; or for any person to loiter about a place where any narcotic or other controlled dangerous substance is sold or furnished illegally; or for any person to sell or furnish illegally to another person marijuana or  any narcotic or other controlled dangerous substance.

            4.         It is unlawful for any person with an Oklahoma State issued medical marijuana license to knowingly or intentionally possess marijuana in quantities greater than permitted by state law.

            5.         It shall be unlawful for any person without a license to use medical marijuana or to use or possess drug paraphernalia upon or in any street, alley, place of business or other public place within the City of Elk City, Oklahoma.

            6.         Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Section shall be guilty of an offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine not to exceed Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00) plus costs and may be imprisoned for any amount of time not to exceed sixty (60) days. Each day such violation is committed or continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.

 Section 15-15. Illicit use of Certain Chemical Compounds.

             1.         It shall be unlawful for any person to deliberately smell, inhale, breathe, drink or otherwise consume any compound, liquid, chemical, narcotic, drug or any other substance or chemical containing any ketones, aldehydes, organic aldehydes, organic acetones, ether, chlorinated hydrocarbons, such as gasoline, glue, fingernail polish, adhesive cement, mucilage, dope or any other substance or combination thereof containing solvents releasing toxic vapors, with the intent to cause conditions of intoxication, inebriation, excitement, elation, stupefaction, paralysis, irrationality, dulling of the brain or nervous system or any other changing, distorting or disturbing of the eyesight, thinking processes, judgment, balance or coordination of such person.

             2.         The provisions of this Section shall not pertain to any person who inhales, breathes, drinks or otherwise consumes such material or substance pursuant to the direction or prescription of any licensed doctor, physician, surgeon, dentist or podiatrist, nor to the consumption of intoxicating liquor.

 Section 15‑16.  Immoral Conduct, Shows or Exhibitions; Nudity.

            1.         It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct himself in a lewd or immoral manner in any public place within the City of Elk City, Oklahoma.

            2.         It shall be unlawful to show, rent, loan or sell obscene or immoral motion pictures, VCRs, DVDs or other visual reproductions thereof or present any kind of a show or exhibition within the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, which is obscene or immoral.

            3.         It shall be unlawful for any person to appear in any public place within the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, in a state of total nudity, or for any person to make an indecent public exposure of his or her person.

            4.         It shall be unlawful to publicly display pornographic magazines or books for sale in any store within the corporate limits of the City of Elk City, Oklahoma.

            5.         It shall be unlawful for any person to urinate or defecate in any publicly‑exposed place within the corporate limits of the City of Elk City, Oklahoma.

 Section 15‑17.  Prostitution; Illicit Sexual Relations.

            1.         For the purpose of this Section, "illicit sexual relations" shall mean sexual relations with any person other than one's lawful husband or wife.

            2.         It shall be unlawful for any person to offer, submit or give himself or herself to a lewd or immoral use, such as illicit sexual relations, or to engage in any lewd or immoral act for money or any other thing of value.

            3.         It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in illicit sexual relations or any other immoral act, to knowingly consort with a prostitute or other person of immoral vocation, or to consort with another for an immoral purpose, in any public place within the City of Elk City, Oklahoma.

           4.         It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, or any agent or employee thereof, to keep, or assist in keeping, a house of prostitution or a house or place within the City Elk City, Oklahoma, where persons meet or assemble for illicit sexual relations or for any other lewd or immoral purpose, or to permit a known prostitute or other person of a known immoral vocation to become or remain a guest in a hotel or rooming house.

          5.         It shall be unlawful and an offense for any person to act as a procurer for any house or place of prostitution or for any prostitute or other person engaged in an immoral vocation, or to procure, assist in procuring or attempt to procure any person for another for illicit sexual relations or any other immoral purpose.

 Section 15‑18.  Certain Conduct Prohibited on or Near School Grounds.

 No person shall engage in any conduct or commit any of the acts enumerated herein, around or on the grounds of, any school in the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, or in any street or alley adjacent to a school:

          1.         Loitering by any person not having lawful business in connection with the school, an employee thereof or student therein;

          2.         Any conduct that disturbs the orderly conduct of the school;

          3.         Annoying or molesting any student or employee of the school;

          4.         Lewd or wanton conduct; or

          5.         Moving or parking any vehicle in the vicinity of any school or in any street or alley adjacent thereto, in such a manner as to annoy or molest any student or employee of the school.

 Section 15‑19.  Alcoholic or Intoxicating Beverages.

           1.         It shall be unlawful for any person under twenty‑one (21) years of age to misrepresent his age through false documentation, for the purpose of inducing any person to sell him alcoholic beverages.

          2.         It shall be unlawful for any person under twenty‑one (21) years of age to have in his or her possession any alcoholic beverage.

           3.         It shall be unlawful for any person to open a retail container or consume alcoholic beverages on the premises of a retail package store.

          4.         No person drunk or in a state of intoxication shall appear, or be upon or in, any street, alley, place of business or other public place, nor shall any person drink any alcoholic beverage upon or in any street, alley, place of business or other public place within the City of Elk City, Oklahoma.

           5.         It shall be unlawful for any person to transport in any vehicle upon any street, alley, or other public way within the City of Elk City, Oklahoma any alcoholic beverage except in the original container, which shall not have been opened, the seal of which shall not have been broken, and from which the original cap or cork shall not have been removed, unless the opened container be in the trunk or any closed compartment or other container out of public view and out of reach of the driver or any occupant of the vehicle.

           6.         It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to buy, receive, possess, sell, barter, give away, manufacture or use any alcoholic or nonintoxicating beverages in violation of the State Constitution and Laws or Code of Ordinances of the City of Elk City, Oklahoma.  (See Chapter 2, this Code of Ordinances.)

Section 15‑20.  Beer.

1.         It shall be unlawful for any person under twenty‑one (21) years of age to be, or remain within, any place of business where beer are sold for consumption on the premises.

2.         It shall be unlawful for any person under twenty‑one (21) years of age to purchase, receive, procure, drink or be in the possession of any beer.

3.         It shall be unlawful for any person under twenty‑one (21) years of age to work in a place where beer are sold for consumption on the premises, except an eating place where the service of such beverages is incidental to the main business of serving food.

4.         It shall be unlawful for any person, whether a minor or of age, to be in possession of, or to drink, any beer while such person is upon any public street, alley, or other public highway, or in any public building or other public place, within the City of Elk City, Oklahoma; provided, that this shall not prohibit a person who is of age from drinking such beverage in a place licensed to sell it for consumption on the premises.

5.         It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly transport in any moving vehicle, upon any public highway, street, alley or roadway within the corporate limits of the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, or in or upon any property owned by said City outside of its corporate limits, any beer, except in the original container which shall not have been opened and from which the original cap or seal shall not have been removed, unless the opened container is in the rear trunk or rear compartment, which shall include the spare tire compartment in a station wagon or panel truck, or any outside compartment which is not accessible to the driver or any other person in the vehicle while it is in motion. (See Chapter 2, this Code of Ordinances.)

Section 15-21 Adult Entertainment-Definitions.

1.         The following terms are defined as set forth for use in this article:

            a.         Adult Entertainment.  The term “adult entertainment” encompasses all uses of the term “sexually oriented” herein.                

             b.         Employee.     The word "employee" means a person who performs any service on the premises of a sexually oriented business on a full-time, part-time or contract basis, whether or not the person is denominated an employee, independent contractor, agent or otherwise.  Whether or not said person is paid salary, wages, tips or other compensation by the operator or by the customers of said business shall not change the defined status as an "employee".  Employee does not include a person exclusively on the premises for repair or maintenance of the premises or equipment on the premises, or for the delivery of goods to or the removal of waste from the premises.

            c.         Escort.              The word "escort" means a person who, for wage, fee, tip or other consideration, agrees or offers to act as a companion, guide, or date for another person, or who agrees or offers to privately model lingerie or to privately perform a striptease for another person.

           d.         Escort Agency.          The term "escort agency" means a person or business association who furnished, offers to furnish, or advertise to furnish escorts as one of its primary business purposes for a fee, tip, or other consideration.

           e.         Establishment.           The word "establishment" means and includes any of the following:

                     - The opening or commencement of any sexually oriented business as a new business;

                     - The conversion of an existing business, whether or not a sexually oriented business, to any sexually oriented                         business;

                     - The addition of any sexually oriented business to any other existing sexually oriented business as defined                          under this article; or

                     - The relocation of any sexually oriented business.

           f.          Licensee.        The word "licensee" means a person in whose name a license to operate a sexually oriented business has been issued, as well as the individual listed as an applicant on the application for a license; and in the case of an employee, a person in whose name a license has been issued authorizing employment in a sexually oriented business.

           g.         Nude Model Studio.  The term "nude model studio" means any place where a person who appears in a state of nudity or semi-nudity, or who displays "specified anatomical areas" and is provided to be observed, sketched, drawn, painted, sculptured, photographed, or similarly depicted by other persons who pay money or any form of consideration.  Nude model studio shall not include a) a proprietary school licensed by the State of Oklahoma or a college, junior college or university supported entirely or in party by public taxation; b) a private college or university which maintains and operates educational programs in which credits are transferable to a college, junior college, or university supported entirely or partly by taxation; or c) in a structure:

                       - That has no sign visible from the exterior of the structure and  no other advertising that indicates a nude or                          semi-nude person is available for viewing; and

                      - Where in order to participate in a class as student must enroll at least three days in advance of the class;                                and

                      - Where no more than one nude or semi-nude model is on the premises at any one time.

            h.         Nudity Or A State Of Nudity.  The term "nudity or a state of nudity" means the showing of the human male or female genitals, pubic area, vulva, anus, anal cleft with less than a fully opaque covering, the showing of the female breast with less than a fully opaque covering of any part of the nipple, or the showing of the covered male genitals in a discernibly turgid state.

           i.          Person.  The word "person" means an individual, proprietorship, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity.

           j.          Sexually Oriented Arcade.  The terms "sexually oriented arcade" means any place to which the public is permitted or invited wherein coin-operated, token-operated, or for any form of consideration, or electronically, electrically, or mechanically controlled still or motion picture machines, projectors, video or laser disc players, or other image-producing devices are maintained to show images to five or fewer persons per machine at any one time, and where the images so displayed are distinguished or characterized by the depicting or describing of "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas."

           k.         Sexually Oriented Bookstore or Novelty Store.   The term" sexually oriented bookstore or novelty store" means a commercial establishment which, as one of its principal purposes, offers for sale or rental for any form of consideration any one or more of the following:

                        - Books, magazines, periodicals or other printed matter, or photographs, films, motion pictures, video            cassettes or video reproductions, slides, or other visual representations which are characterized by the                     depiction or description of "specified sexual  activities" or "specified anatomical areas"; or

                        - Instruments, devices, or paraphernalia which are designed for use in connection with "specified sexual activities." A commercial establishment may have other principal business purposes that do not involve the offering for sale or rental material depicting or describing "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas" and still be categorized as sexually oriented bookstore or novelty store.  Such other business purposes will not serve to exempt such commercial establishments from being categorized as an sexually oriented bookstore or novelty store so long as one of its principal business purposes is the offering for sale or rental for consideration the specified materials which are characterized by the depiction or description of "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas."  Provided that if such materials are rented for use on site, the business shall be considered either a sexually oriented arcade or a sexually oriented theater.

            l.          Sexually Oriented Cabaret. The term "sexually oriented cabaret" means a nightclub, bar, restaurant, auditorium, concert hall, or similar commercial establishment which regularly features:

                        - Persons who appear in a state of nudity or semi-nudity; or

                        - Live performances which are characterized by the exposure of "specified anatomical areas" or by "specified sexual activities".  Provided that the provision of films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides or other photographic reproductions which are characterized by the depiction or description of "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas", in addition to live entertainment shall not change this classification of business.

              m.        Sexually Oriented Motel.   The term "sexually oriented motel" means a hotel, motel or similar commercial establishment which:     

                         - Offers accommodations to the public for any form of consideration and 1) provides patrons with closed-circuit television transmissions, films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides, or other photographic reproductions which are characterized by the depiction or description of "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas"; and 2) has a sign visible from the public right-of-way which advertises the availability of this adult of graphic reproductions: or

                         - Offers a sleeping room for rent for a period of time that is less than ten hours; or

                         - Allows a tenant or occupant of a sleeping room to sub-rent the room for a period of time that is less than  ten hours.                  

               n.         Sexually Oriented Theatre.  The term "sexually oriented theatre" means a commercial establishment designed to accommodate audiences of more than five persons where, for any form of consideration, films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides or similar photographic reproductions are regularly shown which are characterized by the depiction or description of "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas."

              o.         Sexual Encounter Center.    The term "sexual encounter center" means a business or commercial enterprise that, as one of its principal business purposes, offers for any form of consideration:

                         - Physical contact in the form of wrestling or tumbling between persons of the opposite sex; or

                         - Contact activities between male and female persons and/or persons of the same sex when one or more of the persons is in a state of nudity.

                p.         Sexually Oriented Business. The term "sexually oriented business" means any arcade, bookstore, novelty store, video store, cabaret, motel, theatres, escort agency, nude model studio, or sexual encounter center where live performances or recorded media in any form, or various devices are used or made available, for any consideration, to patrons for use in or viewing of specified criminal activity or specified sexual activity.

                q.         Specified Anatomical Areas.            The term "specified anatomical areas" means:

                           - The human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if completely and opaquely covered.

                           - Less than completely and opaquely covered human genitals, pubic area, vulva, anus or anal cleft.

                r.          Specified Criminal Activity. The term "specified criminal activity" means any of the following offenses:

                           - Prostitution or promotion of prostitution; dissemination of  obscenity; sale, distribution or display of harmful material to a minor, sexual performance by a child; possession or distribution of a child pornography; public lewdness; indecent exposure; indecency with a child; engaging in organized criminal activity; sexual assault; molestation of a child; regardless of how dominated, any offense for which a convicted person must register as a sex offender; gambling; or distribution of a  controlled substance; or any similar offenses to those described above under the criminal or penal code of other cities, states or count

                           - For which: Less than five years have elapsed since the date of conviction or the date of release from confinement imposed  for the conviction, whichever is the later date, if the conviction is of a misdemeanor or an offense; Less than ten years have elapsed since the date of conviction of the date of release from confinement for the             conviction, whichever is the later date, if the conviction is of a felony offense; or Less than ten years have elapsed since the date of the last conviction or the date of release from confinement for the  last conviction, whichever is the later date, if the   convictions are of a) two or more misdemeanors or b) any offenses or combination of misdemeanor offenses occurring       within any 24-month period.

                            - The fact that a conviction is being appealed shall have no effect on the disqualification of the applicant or a person residing with the applicant.

                s.          Specified Sexual Activities. The term "specified sexual activities" means any of the following:

                             - The fondling or other erotic touching of human genitals, pubic area, buttocks, anus, vulva or female breasts;

                             - Sexual acts, normal or perverted, actual or simulated, including intercourse, oral copulation, masturbation, or anal  copulation; or

                             - Excretory functions as part of or in connection with any of the activities set forth above.

                t.          Substantial Enlargement.    The term "substantial enlargement" of a sexually oriented business means the increase in floor areas occupied by the business by more than 25 percent, as the floor areas exist on the date this article takes effect or the date of the most recent permit.

                u.         Transfer Of Ownership Or Control Of A Sexually Oriented Business.

            The term "transfer of ownership or control of a sexually oriented business" means and includes any of the following:

                                     - The sale, lease, or sublease of the business;

                                     - The transfer of securities which constitute a controlling  interest in the business, whether by sale, exchange, or similar means; or

                                     - The establishment of a trust, gift, or other similar legal  device which transfers the ownership or control of the business, except for transfer by bequest or other operation of law upon the death of the person possessing     the ownership or control.

 Section 15-22. Adult Entertainment - Licensing, Fees and Inspection.

            1.         It is unlawful:

a.         For any person to operate a sexually oriented business without a valid sexually oriented business license issued by the city.

 b.         For any person who operates a sexually oriented business to employ a person to work for the sexually oriented business who is not licensed by the city as a sexually oriented business employee.

 c.         For any person to obtain employment with a sexually oriented business without having secured a sexually oriented business employee license pursuant to this article.

             2.         An application for a license must be made on a form provided by the city.

             3.         All applicants must be qualified according to the provisions of this article.  The application may request and the applicant shall provide such information (including fingerprints) as to enable the city to determine whether the applicant meets the qualifications established in this article.

             4.         Any person, who wishes to operate a sexually oriented business, must sign the application for a license as an applicant.  If a person other than an individual wishes to operate a sexually oriented business, all persons legally responsible for the operations of the sexually oriented business or who have power to control or direct its operations must each sign the application for a license as applicant.  Such persons include, but are not limited to, general partners, corporate offices, corporate directors, and controlling shareholder(s).  Each application must be qualified under the following section and each applicant shall be considered a licensee if a license is granted.

 

 

Article 3. Offenses Against the Peace

Section 15‑30.  Carrying Concealed Weapons.

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to carry concealed upon or about his person any pistol, revolver, knife, dagger, metal knuckle or other dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument, except when doing so in the line of duty or may be permitted by law.

 

Section 15‑31.  Discharging Firearms.

 

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge a firearm within the corporate limits of the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, except when doing so in the line of duty, when lawfully doing so in defense of oneself or of another person or property, when otherwise authorized by law or ordinance, when doing so for the preservation of the peace, health or safety of residents or the abatement of nuisances, or when engaged in authorized hunting or other related activities; it shall also be unlawful to discharge an air rifle or BB gun within the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, in such a manner as to harm or damage persons or property.

 

Section 15‑32.  Unlawful Assembly.

 

It shall be unlawful for two (2) or more persons to assemble together without authority of law and in such a manner as is adapted to disturb the public peace, or excite public alarm.

 

 

Section 15‑33.  Permits Required for Purchase of Pistols.

 

1.         The words "pistol" or "revolver", as used in this Section shall be construed as meaning any firearm with a barrel less than twelve (12) inches long.

 

2.         It shall be unlawful and an offense for any person to purchase, receive or accept in any manner any revolver, pistol, or other like firearm within the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, without first having obtained a written permit from the Chief of Police of the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, authorizing such person to receive or accept such revolver, pistol or other like firearm.

 

3.         No person, firm or corporation shall sell, deliver, barter, give or otherwise transfer a pistol, revolver or other like firearm within the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, to any person to purchase or receive, who is not a holder of a written permit from the Chief of Police of the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, authorizing such person to purchase, receive or accept such revolver, pistol or other like firearms, and in no case shall any person, firm or corporation deliver a pistol or revolver or other like firearm to the person to whom it is to be sold or transferred until approved by, or transferred by the Chief of Police of the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, in the manner provided herein.

 

Section 15‑34.  Disturbing Lawful Assemblies.

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to disturb any lawful gathering, by making noise, by rude, indecent or improper behavior, by profane, improper or loud language, or in any other manner, either within the place of assembly or within hearing distance thereof.

 

 

Section 15‑35.  Disturbing the Peace; Obscene Gestures and Phone Calls.

 

1.         It shall be unlawful for any person to disturb the peace of another or others by violent or improper conduct, by loud or unusual noise, by unseemly, obscene, insulting offensive or abusive language, or by conducting oneself in a disorderly manner.

 

 

2.         It shall be unlawful for any person to use a telephone to:

 

a.         Make any obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy or indecent comment, suggestion or proposal;

 

b.         Make a telephone call without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any person at the called number;

 

c.         Knowingly permit any telephone under his control to be used for any purposes prohibited in this Subsection; or

 

d.         In conspiracy or concerted action with other persons, make repeated or continuous calls solely to harass any person at the called number.

 

3.         It shall be unlawful for any person to make, demonstrate or otherwise symbolize any obscene gesture by use of said person's extremities, toward any other human being or object within the corporate limits of the City of Elk City, Oklahoma.

 

 

Section 15-36.  Operating Vehicle Emitting Excessive Music Volume.

 

1.         It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle located upon any public street or other right-of-way and to be playing or operating, or permitting the playing, use or operation, of any radio, musical instrument, phonograph, or other machine or device for the producing or re-producing of sound if such is for the purpose of entertainment or is used for that purpose and can be heard from the distance of fifty (50) feet or more when the source of such sound is located upon any public right-of-way, and/or

 

2.         It shall be unlawful if said source is located upon any public right-of-way and can be heard inside a structure or in a motor vehicle other than the source of said noise and if the receiving motor vehicle which is located a distance of fifty (50) feet or more from source of the noise all doors and windows are closed.

 

3.         Any person convicted of violating any provision in this Section shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) and not more than two hundred dollars ($200.00), plus court costs.

 

Sections 15‑37 through 15‑39.  (Reserved for future use.)

 

Article 4. Offenses Against Persons

Section 15‑40.  Assault and Battery.

 

            1.         An assault is any willful and unlawful attempt or offer with force or violence to do a corporal hurt to another.

 

            2.         A battery is any willful and unlawful attempt or offer with force or violence upon the person of another.

 

            3.         It shall be unlawful to commit an assault or any assault and battery within the City of Elk City, Oklahoma.

 

            4.         Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Section shall be guilty of an offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine not to exceed Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00) plus costs and may be imprisoned for any amount of time not to exceed sixty (60) days. Each day such violation is committed or continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.

 

 

 

Sections 15‑41 through 15‑49.  (Reserved for future use.)

Article 5.Offenses Against Property.

Section 15‑50.  Petty Larceny.

 

 

            1.         Petty Larceny is the taking of personal property of value not to exceed Fifty Dollars ($50.00), accomplished by fraud, stealth, or with intent to deprive another thereof when the property is not taken from the person of another.

 

            2.         Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Section shall be guilty of an offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine not to exceed Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00) plus costs and may be imprisoned for any amount of time not to exceed sixty (60) days. Each day such violation is committed or continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.

 

Section 15‑51.  Receiving Stolen Property.

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to buy, receive or to bring into the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, any property which he knows has been stolen.

 

Section 15‑52.  Damages or Destroying Property.

 

 

            1.         It shall be unlawful for any person to destroy, injure, deface, besmear or molest any structure, building, outbuilding, fence or any other property, real or personal, public or private, belonging to another, including automobiles or other vehicles, to use any such property wrongfully to the detriment of the owner or other person entitled to its use, or to interfere wrongfully with the use of any such property by its owners or any other person entitled to its use.

 

            2.         Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Section shall be guilty of an offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine not to exceed Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00) plus costs and may be imprisoned for any amount of time not to exceed sixty (60) days. Each day such violation is committed or continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.

 

 

Section 15‑53.  Unlawful Entry.

 

1.         It shall be unlawful for any person to enter upon the property of another or into an area or structure on such property (whether such property, area or structure is public or private), when such entrance is plainly forbidden by signs or otherwise, or when the property, area or structure is enclosed, except when such entrance is in line of duty, with the expressed or tacit consent of the owner or person in charge, or otherwise by authority of law or ordinance.

 

2.         Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Section shall be guilty of an offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine not OT exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) plus costs and may be imprisoned for any amount of time not to exceed sixty (60) days.  Each day such violation is committed or continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.

 

 

Section 15‑54.  Unlawful Intrusion Upon Land.

 

Every person who intrudes or squats upon any lot or piece of land within the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, without a license or authority from the owner thereof, or who erects or occupies thereon any hut or other structure without such license or authority, and every person who places, erects or occupies within the bounds of any street, alley or avenue of the City, any hut or other structure whatever, shall be guilty of an offense.

 

 

 

Section 15‑55.  Unlawful Posting of Advertising Matter.

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to place, post, paint, mark, write or print any sign, poster, picture, announcement, advertisement, device or inscription upon any public or private building, fence, sidewalk, bridge, automobile, other vehicle or other property of another, without the consent of the owner or person in charge thereof.

 

 

 

Section 15‑56.  Damaging Utility Poles.

 

 

1.         It shall be unlawful for any person to make, write, print, paint upon, or otherwise make any signs or marks, by indentation or otherwise, or by posting signs or posters, upon any telephone, television, electric or power pole, either wood, concrete, steel or of any other substance, within the corporate limits of the City of Elk City, Oklahoma.  The word "pole" shall be construed to mean any pole supporting telephone, television, electric or power lines or braces, and any device used to support or brace such a pole.

 

2.         This Section shall not apply to the owners of such poles who may make such necessary or authorized marks or signs thereon.

 

 

 

Section 15‑57.  Unlawful Throwing or Shooting of Objects.

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to throw or shoot any stone, shot or other object into or across any street or alley, or in any place where he is likely to hit another person wrongfully or to injure property, or to throw or shoot any stone, shot or other object at any person, vehicle, structure, electric light or other property of another, whether public or private, except in the case where such is done in defense of oneself, of another person or of property.

 

 

Section 15‑58.  Littering.

 

1.         For the purpose of this Section, "litter" is defined to be any garbage, refuse, rubbish, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, abandoned automobiles, paper, wrappings, cigarette butts, cardboard, tin cans, yard clippings, leaves, wood, grass, bedding or crockery and similar materials commonly referred to as rubbish or trash.

 

2.         No person shall throw or deposit litter in or upon any open or vacant property within the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, irrespective of the ownership of such property.

 

3.         No person shall throw or deposit litter in or upon any street, alley, sidewalk or other public place within the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, except in public receptacles, authorized private receptacles or in the Municipal Sanitary Landfill.

 

4.         No person shall sweep into, or deposit in, any gutter, street or other public place within the City, the accumulation of litter from any building or lot, or from any public or private sidewalk or driveway; persons owning or occupying property shall keep the sidewalk in front of their premises free of litter.

 

5.         No person shall drive or move any truck or other vehicle within the City, unless such vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent any load as to prevent any load, contents or litter from being blown or deposited upon any street, alley or other public place; nor shall any person drive or move any vehicle or truck within the City, the wheels or tires of which carry onto, or deposit in, any street, alley or other public place, mud, dirt, sticky substances, litter or foreign matter of any kind, in excessive or damaging amounts.

 

 

6.         No person shall throw or deposit any commercial or non‑ commercial handbill on or upon any sidewalk, street or other public place within the City; no person shall hand out, distribute or sell commercial handbills in public places.

 

7.         No person shall throw or deposit any commercial or non‑ commercial handbill in or upon any vehicle; however, it shall not be unlawful, in any public place, for a person to hand out or distribute, without charge to the receiver, a non‑commercial handbill to any occupant of a vehicle who is willing to accept it.

 

8.         No person shall throw or deposit any commercial or non‑ commercial handbill in or upon any private premises which are temporarily or continuously vacant.

 

9.         No person shall throw, deposit or distribute any commercial or non‑commercial handbill upon any private premises, if requested not to do so or if signs are posted bearing the words "no trespassing," "no peddlers or agents," "no advertisement," or similar notice, indicating that the occupants do not desire to have their privacy disturbed.

 

10.       No person shall throw, deposit or distribute any commercial or non‑commercial handbill in or upon private premises which are inhabited, except by transmitting them directly to the owner, occupant or persons present upon such private premises; in cases of inhabited private premises which are not posted, handbills must be placed securely, to prevent them from blowing on sidewalks or other public places.

 

11.       The provisions of Subsection 10 (above) shall not apply to the distribution of mail by the United States, nor to newspapers, except that newspapers shall be placed on private property so as to prevent being carried or deposited upon any street, sidewalk or public place, or on other private property.

 

12.       No person in an aircraft shall throw out, drop or deposit within City, any litter, handbill or any other object.

 

 

 

 

Section 15‑59.  Junk Automobiles.

 

1.         It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation or other entity to permit an inoperative automobile or other vehicle, or a junk automobile or other vehicle to be parked upon any street, alley or highway within the corporate limits of the City of Elk City, Oklahoma.

 

2.         It shall be unlawful to keep, or allow to be kept, an inoperative automobile or other vehicle, or a junk automobile or other vehicle to be parked, maintained or otherwise kept on any private property within the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, closer than fifty (50) feet to the traveling surface of any street, alley or highway in said municipality.

 

Sections 15‑60 through 15‑69.  (Reserved for future use.)

Article 6. Offenses Against Public Authority

Section 15‑70.  Resisting Arrest.

 

1.          It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly or willfully to resist, oppose or obstruct the Chief of Police, any policeman, the Municipal Judge or other municipal officer or employee in the discharge of his official duties; or, by threats or otherwise, to intimidate, or attempt to intimidate, any such officer or employee from the discharge of his official duties; or to assault, beat, revile, abuse, be disrespectful to or use abusive or indecent language toward or about, any such officer or employee, while such officer or employee is in the discharge of his official duties.

 

2.         Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Section shall be guilty of an offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine not OT exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) plus costs and may be imprisoned for any amount of time not to exceed sixty (60) days.  Each day such violation is committed or continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.

 

 

Section 15‑71.  Impersonating Municipal Officer or Employee.

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to impersonate any municipal officer or employee, or exercise, or attempt to exercise, any of the duties, functions or powers of any municipal officer or employee, without being duly authorized to do so.

 

 

 

Section 15‑72.  False Representation to Municipal Officials.

 

It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to make any material misrepresentation to any municipal officer, employee or agency in any official application to, or official dealing or negotiation with, such officer or agency, or to commit perjury before any tribunal or office of the City.

 

 

Section 15‑73.  Escape of Prisoners.

 

1.         It shall be unlawful for any person confined in the Municipal Jail or other place of confinement by the City, working upon the streets or other public places of the City in pursuance of any judgment, or otherwise held in legal custody by authority of the City, to escape, or attempt to escape, from any such Municipal Jail, prison or custody.

 

 

2.         Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Section shall be guilty of an offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine not OT exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) plus costs and may be imprisoned for any amount of time not to exceed sixty (60) days.  Each day such violation is committed or continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.

 

Section 15‑74.  Assisting Prisoners to Escape.

 

1.         It shall be unlawful for any person, in any unlawful manner, to set at liberty, rescue or attempt to set at liberty or rescue, any prisoner from any officer or employee of the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, having legal custody of such prisoner, or from the Municipal Jail or other place of confinement by the City, or to assist such prisoner in any manner to escape from such prison or custody, or to give such prisoner any weapon or object which might be used as a weapon or instrument to assist him in escape, or to give such prisoner any alcoholic beverages, narcotics or other controlled dangerous substances.

 

2.         Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Section shall be guilty of an offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine not OT exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) plus costs and may be imprisoned for any amount of time not to exceed sixty (60) days.  Each day such violation is committed or continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.

 

 

Section 15‑75.  Removal of Barricades.

 

1.         No person, unless authorized by proper authority, shall remove any barricade or obstruction placed by authority of the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, to keep traffic off any pavement, street, curb, sidewalk or other area.

 

2.         Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Section shall be guilty of an offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine not OT exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) plus costs and may be imprisoned for any amount of time not to exceed sixty (60) days.  Each day such violation is committed or continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.

 

Section 15‑76.  Flight From An Officer.

 

A person commits the offense of flight from an Officer, if:

 

1.         He is the operator of a vehicle and refuses to stop his vehicle as soon as is safely possible, when signaled to do so by a law enforcement officer; or, upon stopping his vehicle at the signal of a law enforcement officer, abandons said vehicle and leaves, or attempts to leave the immediate area without the permission of the law enforcement officer; or

 

 

2.         He is a passenger in a vehicle and abandons the vehicle after a law enforcement officer has signaled the vehicle to stop, or, after the vehicle has stopped, leaves the immediate area without the permission of the law enforcement officer; or

 

 

3.         He is a pedestrian and leaves, or attempts to leave, the immediate area after being directed by a law enforcement officer to stop, or to remain in said area for a reasonable length of time.

 

 

Section 15‑77.  Refusing or Failing to Assist a Policeman.

 

1.         Any policeman of the City of Elk City, Oklahoma making or about to make an arrest, or executing or about to execute a warrant or other process, in accordance with the Code of Ordinances of said municipality or with State or Federal Law, or suppressing or about to suppress a riot, affray or unlawful assembly, may call upon a person or persons to assist him in making such arrest, executing such process or suppressing such riot, affray or unlawful assembly.

 

2.         No person lawfully called upon thus to assist any policeman of the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, shall refuse or fail to do so, whenever such assistance is reasonably possible.

 

 

 

Section 15‑78.  False Fire Alarms.

 

1.         No person shall turn in a false fire alarm, or in any manner shall deceive or attempt to deceive the Fire Department or any officer or employee with reference to any fire alarm or reported fire, or knowingly shall cause the Fire Department or its officers or employees to make a useless run.

 

2.         Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Section shall be guilty of an offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine not OT exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) plus costs and may be imprisoned for any amount of time not to exceed sixty (60) days.  Each day such violation is committed or continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.

 

Section 15‑79 through 15-88.  (Reserved for future use.)

Article 7. Juvenile Crime Act

Section 15-89. Purpose; Definitions.

 

 

The purpose is to curb the increasing problem of juvenile crime; to educate and reform juvenile offenders; to punish juvenile offenders; and to create an environment whereby adults and juveniles take responsibility for the actions of juveniles.  It is intended to hold neglectful or careless parents to a reasonable community standard of parental responsibility through an objective test.  It shall not be a defense to the commission of any offense that a parent, guardian or any other person whose responsibility it is to exercise control over a minor, was completely unaware or indifferent to the activities, conduct or whereabouts of such minor.

 

1.         Definitions. For the purposes of this Act, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meaning given herein.  When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural include the singular and words in the singular include the plural.  The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.  The word "may" is always directory and not mandatory.

 

            a.         Parent. Any person having legal custody of a minor (I) as a natural or                                             adoptive parent; (ii) as a legal guardian; (iii) as a person who stands in loco                           parentis; or (iv) as a person to whom legal custody has been given by order                                   of a court.

 

            b.         Public place in public view. Any public street, highway, road, alley,                                      parking lot, park, playground, public building, parkway, sidewalk, vacant                                           lot, yard, driveway, automobile or cycle in public view.

 

            c.         Remain. To stay behind, to tarry and stay unnecessarily upon a public place                              in public view.

 

            d.         Minor.  Any person under the age of eighteen (18) years of age, or in                                           equivalent phrasing, any person of the age of seventeen (17) years old or                                            younger.  The term "minor" shall be synonymous with the term "juvenile".

 

            e.         Time of night.  The prevailing local standard of time at the date in question,                            whether Central Standard Time, or Central Daylight Savings Time, as                                      observed by the public.  The time maintained by the Elk City Police                                                 Department shall be prima facie evidence of the time of day for continued                                     implementation of this division.

 

            f.          Years of age.  This term means the time from one birthday, such as                                             seventeenth to the next, but not including the day of the next birthday.  Thus                               upon a person's eighteenth birthday, he or she will cease to be a minor                                         regulated by this ordinance.

 

 

Section 15-90.  Curfew for Minors.

 

 

1.         Curfew for Minors.  It shall be unlawful for any person seventeen (17) years old or younger be or remain in or upon any public place in public view within the City of Elk City between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

 

2.         Exceptions. This section is intended as a clear general guide for minors, their parents, and enforcement officials.  In the following exceptional cases, a minor in or upon any public place in public view shall not be deemed in violation of this division:

 

            a.         When the minor is accompanied by his parent.

 

            b.         When exercising First Amendment rights protected by the United States                                        Constitution, such as the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech and the                                 rights of assembly.  It shall be deemed a bona fide exercise of such rights if                               the assembly, whether parade or demonstration, has been permitted by the                                              City of Elk City or other bona fide religious, social or school activities                                               involving the right to assemble.

 

            c.         When engaged in performing an errand or other legitimate business at the                                            direction of a parent including travel to and from such location by a direct                                               route.

 

            d.         When the minor is engaged in employment activities, such as, but not                                           restricted to, newspaper delivery.

 

            e.         All of the above cited exceptions to the Curfew Ordinance include travel to                            and from such activity by a direct route, and this division is in no way to be                                construed as a limitation upon normal travel by a minor engaged in interstate                             movement.

 

            f.          Each of the foregoing exceptions are severable and in addition other possible                               exceptions may be added hereto in the future as warranted by experience as                            illuminated by the views of student government associations, school                                      personnel, citizens, neighborhood spokesmen, parents, officers and persons                               in authority concerned positively with minors as well as juvenile                                                            delinquency.

 

3.         Parental responsibility.  It shall be unlawful for a parent knowingly to permit or by insufficient control to allow a minor to be or remain in any public place in public view other than for the exceptions set forth above during curfew hours.   The term "knowingly" includes knowledge which a parent should reasonably be expected to have concerning the whereabouts of a minor.  It shall be prima facie evidence of violation of this section if a responsible parent has no knowledge of a minors' whereabouts during the hours of curfew established by this division.

 

 

4.         Police procedures.  A police officer of the city, upon finding or having attention called to any minor in prima facie violation of the Curfew Ordinance, may take the minor to the city police station, where a parent shall immediately be notified to come for such minor, whereupon the parent may be questioned.  This is intended to permit ascertainment, under constitutional safeguards, of relevant facts, and to centralize responsibility in the personnel then on duty for accurate, effective, fair, impartial and uniform enforcement, and recording, thus making available experienced supervisory personnel, the best of facilities and access to information and records.  In the absence of convincing evidence such as a birth certificate or driver's license a police officer on the street shall use his best judgment in determining age.

 

            a.         Police procedure shall constantly be refined in the light of experience and                                               may provide that the police officer may deliver to a parent thereof a minor,                                  under appropriate circumstances.

 

            b.         In any event such police officer shall within twenty-four (24) hours file a                                       written report with the chief of police, or shall participate to the extent of                                                 the information for which he is responsible; said report shall be treated for                                            purposes of juvenile records in accordance with state statutes.

 

            c.         When a parent, immediately called, has come to take charge of the minor,                                            and the appropriate information has been recorded, the minor shall be                                        released to the custody of such parent.  If the parent cannot be located, or                                           fails to take charge of the minor, then the minor may be released to     

the juvenile authorities, except to the extent that in accordance with police regulations, approved in advance by juvenile authorities, the minor may temporarily be entrusted to a relative, neighbor or other person who will on behalf of a parent assume the responsibility of caring for the minor pending the availability or arrival of a parent.  However, the police department shall have the discretion to refuse to turn the child over to persons other than natural parents or legal guardians, if circumstances warrant such refusal in their opinion.

 

5.         Penalty.

 

a.         If a parent violates the parental responsibility section, this shall be treated as an offense by the parent.  The penalty upon a plea of guilty, nolo contendere, or finding of a guilt shall be a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) and not more than two hundred dollars ($200.00), plus costs, or by imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; and/or parental counseling classes, and/or community service, and/or restitution when damages are a result of/or are involved in the violation.

 

 

b.         Any minor who shall violate any of the provisions of this Curfew more than one time may be reported to the District Juvenile Court for the treatment, supervision and rehabilitation of such minor.

 

Section 15-91. Original jurisdiction of municipal court in certain juvenile cases.

 

The municipal court of Elk City may elect to have and possess original jurisdiction to hear and determine any offenses committed by persons under the age of eighteen (18) years of age and penalize juveniles found guilty as allowed by Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes, Section 7303-1.2 (E).

 

Section 15-92.  Allowing or encouraging a minor to commit offenses; Penalty.

 

1.         It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly or willfully aid, abet, allow, encourage or, by omission of a duty, encourage or assist a minor to commit any municipal, state or federal offense.

 

2.         Any person convicted of violating any provision in this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) and not more than two hundred dollars ($200.00), plus costs, or by imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

 

 

Section 15-93.  Parental responsibility; Failure to control; Penalty.

 

1.         It shall be unlawful for any parent to fail to control a minor that is under the parent's supervision by, after notification of a prior offense committed by the minor, failing to prevent the minor from committing the same offense or more than one other offenses within one (1) year of the date the minor committed the first offense.

 

2.         Any person convicted of violating any provision in this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) and not more than two hundred dollars ($200.00), plus costs, or by imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

 

Section 15-94.  Commission of a crime in the presence of minors; Penalty.

 

1.         It shall be unlawful for any person to commit any municipal, state or federal offense in the presence of any person under eighteen (18) years of age.

 

2.         Any person convicted of violating any provision in this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) and not more than two hundred dollars ($200.00), plus costs, or by imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

 

 

Section 15-95.  Permitting crimes or disorderliness on premises; Penalty.

 

1.         No owner, operator, proprietor, manager or employee of any place shall permit minors who have congregated on the premises to commit any offense, or to carouse, make unnecessary noises, disturb, disrupt or annoy the people residing or carrying on business in the immediate neighborhood or so as to disturb the peace.

 

2.         Definitions.  For purposes of this Section, the following definitions shall apply:

 

            a.         [email protected] means ethyl alcohol, hydrated oxide of ethyl, or spirits of                                            wine, from whatever source or by whatever process produced. 

 

            b.         AAlcoholic [email protected] includes alcohol, spirits, liquor, wine, beer,                                                       and every liquid or solid containing alcohol, spirits, wine, or beer,                                                          and which contains one half of one (1) percent or more of alcohol by                                           volume and which is fit for beverage purposes whether alone or when                                            diluted, mixed, or combines with other substances.  This term                                                          includes intoxicating beverages and low point beer as defined herein.

 

            c.         [email protected] is a party, gathering, or event, where a group of three or                                          more persons have assembled or are assembling for a social                                                       occasion or social activity.

 

            d.         AIntoxicating [email protected] includes beverage containing more than                                                  three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) alcohol by weight.

 

            e.         ALegal [email protected] means (1) a person who, by court order, is the                                                        guardian of the person of a minor; or (2) a public or private agency                                                  with whom a minor has been placed by the Court.

 

            f.          ALow Point [email protected] means and includes beverages containing more                                                          than one-half of one percent ( of 1%) alcohol by volume, and not                                               more than three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) alcohol by weight,                                                             including but not limited to beer or cereal malt beverages obtained                                                           by the alcoholic fermentation of an infusion of barley or other grain,                                              malt or similar products.

 

            g.         [email protected] means any person under twenty-one years of age.

 

            h.         [email protected] means a person who is a natural parent, adoptive parent,                                                          foster parent, or stepparent of another person.

 

            i.          [email protected] means any residence or other private property, place, or                                           premises, including any commercial or business premises.

 

3.         Except as permitted by state law, it is unlawful for any minor to:

 

            a.         consume any alcoholic beverage at any public place or any place                                                     open to the public; or

 

            b.         consume any alcoholic beverage at any place not open to the public,                                          unless in connection with the consumption of the alcoholic beverage                                              that minor is being supervised by his or her parent or legal                                                                      guardian.

 

4.         It is the duty of any person having control of any premises, who knowingly hosts, permits, or allows a gathering at said premises to take all reasonable steps to prevent the consumption of alcoholic beverages by any minor at the gathering.  Reasonable steps are controlling access to alcoholic beverages at the gathering; controlling the quantity of alcoholic beverages present at the gathering; verifying the age of the persons attending the gathering by inspecting drivers= licenses or other government-issued identification cards to ensure that minors do not consume alcoholic beverages while at the gathering; and supervising the activities of minors at the gatherings.

 

5.         It is unlawful for any person having control of any premises, who knowingly hosts, permits, or allows a gathering to take place at said premises where at least one minor consumes an alcoholic beverage, whenever the person having control of the premises either knows a minor has consumed an alcoholic beverage or reasonably should have known that a minor consumed an alcoholic beverage had the person taken all reasonable steps to prevent the consumption of an alcoholic beverage by a minor as set forth in subsection (4) of this Section.

 

 

6.         This Section shall not apply to conduct involving the use of alcoholic beverages that occurs exclusively between a minor and his or her parent or legal guardian.

 

7.         This Section shall not apply to any premises licensed by the State of Oklahoma to dispense alcoholic beverages.

 

8.         Any person convicted of violating any provision in this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) and not more than two hundred dollars ($200.00), plus costs, or by imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.@

 

 

Section 15-96.  Truancy; Penalty.

 

1.         It shall be unlawful for a parent of a minor who is over the age of six (6) years and under the age of eighteen (18) years, to neglect or refuse to cause or compel such minor to attend and comply with the rules of a public, private or other school of the parent's choosing in which the minor is enrolled.

 

2.         It shall be unlawful for any minor who is over the age of six (6) and who has not finished four (4) years of high school work, to neglect or refuse to attend and comply with the rules of some public, private or other school, or receive an education by other means for the full term the schools of the district in which the minor attends are in session.

 

Provided, that this section shall not apply:

 

a.         If any such minor is prevented from attending school by reason of mental or                             physical disability, as determined by the Board of Education of the district                                                upon a certificate of the school physical or public health physician or, if no                               such physician is available, a duly licensed and practicing physician;

 

b.         If any such minor is excused from attendance at school, due to an emergency, by the principal of the school in which the minor is enrolled, at the request of the parent of the minor;

 

c.         If any such minor is excused from attending school by:

 

            (1)       The administrator of the school or district where the minor attends                                                  school, and

 

 

                                                (2)       The parent of the minor.  Provided, further, that no minor shall be excused from attending school by such joint agreement between a school administrator and the parent of the minor unless and until it has been determined that such action is in the best interest of the minor and/or the community, and that said minor shall thereafter be under the supervision of the parent until the minor has reached the age of eighteen (18) years; or

 

                        d.         If any such minor is observing religious holy days and, prior to the absence, the parent of the minor submits a written request for the absence.

 

3.         Any adult person convicted of violating any provision in this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) and not more than two hundred dollars ($200.00), plus costs, or by imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Each separate day of violation shall constitute a separate offense.

 

 

4.         Any minor convicted of violating any provision in this section shall be punished on the first offense by a fine of not more than fifty dollars ($50.00); on the second offense by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00); and on every subsequent offense by a fine of not more than two hundred dollars ($200.00); plus costs.  Each separate day of violation shall constitute a separate offense.

 

 

Section 15-97. Prevention of Youth Access to Tobacco; Penalties.

 

1.         Definitions.

 

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

 

                        a.         “Cigarette” means any product that contains nicotine, is intended to                                                be burned or heated under ordinary conditions of use, and costs of or                                           contains:

 

                                    (1)       any roll of tobacco wrapped in paper or in any substance not                                                        containing tobacco,

                                  

                                    (2)       tobacco, in any form, that is functional in the production,                                                                        which because of its appearance, the type of tobacco used in                                                          the filter, or its packaging and labeling, is likely to be offered                                                        to, or purchased by, consumers as a cigarette.

 

The term “cigarette” includes “roll-your-own” (i.e. any tobacco which, because of its appearance type, packaging, or labeling is suitable for use and likely to be offered to, or purchased by, consumers as tobacco for making cigarettes.) For purposes of this definition of cigarette, nine one-hundredths (0.09) of an ounce of “roll-your-own” tobacco shall constitute one individual “cigarette”.            

                       

b.         “Person” means any individual, firm, fiduciary, partnership corporation, trust, or association, however formed;

 

c.         “Proof of age” means a driver license,  license for identification only, or other generally accepted means of identification that describes the individual as eighteen (18) years of age or older and contains a photograph or other likeness of the individual and appears on its face to be valid;

 

d.         “Sample” means a tobacco product or vapor product distributed to members of the public at no cost for the purpose of promoting the product;

 

e.         “Sampling” means the distribution of samples to members of the public in a public place;

 

f.          “Tobacco product” means any product that contains tobacco and is intended for human consumption excluding drugs or devices approved for cessation by the United States Food and Drug Administration.  This includes e-cigarettes and vapor products, with or without nicotine;

 

g.         “Transaction scan” means the process by which a seller checks, by means of a transaction scan device, the validity of a driver license or other government-issued photo identification; and

           

h.         “Transaction scan device” means any commercial device or combination of devices used at a point of sale or entry that is capable of deciphering in an electronically readable format the information encoded on the magnetic strip or bar code of a driver license or other government-issued photo identification.

 

                        i.          Vapor product: shall mean noncombustible [products, that may or may                                         not contain nicotine, that employ a mechanical heating element,                                                    battery, electronic circuit, or other mechanism, regardless of shape                                                             or size, that can be used to produce a vapor in a solution or other                                                  form.  “Vapor products” shall include any vapor cartridge or other                                                             container with or without nicotine or other form that is intended to                                                           be used with an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic                                                    cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device.  “Vapor                                                            products” do not include any products regulated by the United States                                             Food and Drug Administration under Chapter V of the Food, Drug, and                                       Cosmetic Act.

 

2.         Furnishing of tobacco products to minors prohibited – Proof of age – Fines –                                     Multiple violations.

 

a.         It is unlawful for any person to sell, give or furnish in any manner any tobacco product or vapor product (see definition) to another person who is under eighteen (18) years of age, or to purchase in any manner a tobacco, a tobacco products or vapor product on behalf of any such person.  It shall not be unlawful for an employee under eighteen (18) years of age to handle tobacco, tobacco products or vapor products when required in the performance of the employee’s duties.

 

                                     b.        A person engaged in the sale or distribution of tobacco, tobacco products or vapor products shall demand proof of age from a prospective purchaser or recipient of an ordinary person would conclude on the basis of appearance that the prospective purchaser may be less than eighteen (18) years of age.  If an individual engaged in the sale or distribution of tobacco, tobacco products or vapor products has demanded proof of age from a prospective purchaser or recipient who is not under eighteen (18) years of age, the failure to subsequently require proof of age shall not constitute a violation of this subsection.

 

                                    c.         Any violation of subsection a or b of this sub-section 2 is an offense against the City of Elk City; upon conviction of any such offense, the violator shall be punished as follows:

 

                                                                                    1.         Not more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for the first

                                                                                                offense;

                                                2.         Not more than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for a second

                                                            offense within a two year period following the first offense;

                                                3.         Not more than Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) for the

                                                            third or subsequent offense within a two-year period

                                                            following the first offense.

 

                                                d.         Proof that the defendant demanded, was shown and reasonably relied upon proof of age shall be a defense to any action brought pursuant to this section.  A person cited for violating this section shall be deemed to have reasonable relied upon proof of age and such person shall not be found guilty of such violation if such person proves that:

 

1.         the individual who purchased or received the tobacco product or vapor product presented a driver license or other government-issued photo identification purporting to establish that such individual is eighteen (18) years of age or  older; and

 

2.         the person cited for the violation confirmed the validity of the driver license or other government-issued photo identification presented by such individual by performing a transaction scan by means of a transaction scan device.

 

Provided, that this defense shall not relieve from liability any person cited for a violation of this section if such person failed to exercise reasonable diligence to determine whether the physical description and picture appearing on the driver license or other government-issued photo identification was that of the individual who presented it.  The availability of the defense described in this subsection does not affect the availability of any other defense under any other provision of law.

 

3.         Purchase, receipt or possession of tobacco products and vapor products by minors prohibited – Falsifying proof of age.

 

a.         It is unlawful for a person who is under eighteen (18) years of age to purchase, receive, or have in their possession a tobacco product or vapor product, or to present or offer to any person any purported proof of age which is false or fraudulent, for the purpose of purchasing or receiving any tobacco product or vapor products.  It shall not be unlawful for an employee under age eighteen (18) years of age to handle tobacco products or vapor products when required in the performance of the employee’s duties. 

 

b.         When a person is convicted or enters a plea and receives a referred sentence for a violation of subsections (a) of this sub-section 3, the total of any fines, fees, or costs shall not exceed the following:

 

                                                                                    1.         One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for the first an offense; and

 

                                                2.         Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for a second or subsequent

                                                            offense within an one year period following the first offense

           

4.         Distribution of  tobacco product and vapor product samples restricted..

 

a.         It shall be unlawful for any person or retailer to distribute tobacco, tobacco

            products, tobacco or tobacco product samples or vapor products samples

 to any person under eighteen (18) years of age.

 

b.         No person shall distribute tobacco, tobacco product or vapor product samples in or on any public street, sidewalk, or park that is within three hundred (300) feet of any playground, school, or other facility when the facility is being used primarily by persons under eighteen (18) years of age.

 

                                                c.         When a person is convicted or enters a plea and receives a deferred

                                                             sentence for a violation of subsections a or b of this sub-section 4, the total

                                                            of any fines, fees, or costs shall not exceed the following:

 

                                                1.         One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for the first offense;

           

Section 15-98.  Original jurisdiction of municipal court in traffic cases; Minors.

 

The municipal court of Elk City may elect to have and possess original jurisdiction to hear and determine any violations of traffic ordinances by any person of any age, including minors.

 

 

Section 15-99.  Parental accountability for involvement of minors in Municipal Court;

Penalty.

 

1.         It shall be unlawful for any parent having legal custody of a minor, to fail, neglec

Article 8. Offenses Related to Smoking

Section 15-100. Possession of Lighted Tobacco.

 

            1.         The possession of lighted tobacco in any form is a public nuisance and dangerous to public health and is hereby prohibited when such possession is in any indoor place used by or open to the public, in any enclosed indoor area where individuals other than employees are invited or permitted, in any indoor workplace, within fifteen (15) feet of any entrance, exit or air intake of any such places, or in any vehicle providing public transportation, except where specifically allowed by law.

 

            2.         As used in this section, “indoor workplace” means any indoor place of employment or employment-type service for or at the request of another individual or individuals, or any public or private entity, whether part-time or full-time and whether for compensation or not.  Such services shall include, without limitation, any service performed by an owner, employee, independent contractor, agent, partner, proprietor, manager, officer, director, apprentice, trainee, associate, servant or volunteer.  An indoor workplace includes work areas, employee lounges, restrooms, conference rooms, classrooms, employee cafeterias, hallways, any other spaces used or visited by employees, and all space between a floor and ceiling that is predominantly or totally enclosed by walls or windows, regardless of doors, doorways, open or closed windows, stairways, or the like. The provisions of this section shall apply to such indoor workplace at any given time, whether or not work is being performed.

 

3.         An employer not otherwise restricted from doing so may elect to provide smoking rooms where no work is performed except for cleaning and maintenance during the time the room is not in use for smoking, provided each smoking room is fully enclosed, exhausted directly to the outside with no air from the smoking space circulated to any nonsmoking area, under negative air pressure so that no smoke can drift or circulate into a nonsmoking area when a door to an adjacent nonsmoking area is opened, and the air from the smoking space is not exhausted within fifteen (15) feet of any entrance, exit or air intake.

 

Section 15-101. Permitted Smoking.

 

            1.         Smoking is permitted in the following space if (1) the smoking space occupies the entire building or (2), if the smoking space shares space in the building with any indoor public places or indoor workplaces in which smoking is prohibited, is fully enclosed, exhausted directly to the outside with no air from the smoking space circulated to any nonsmoking area within the building, and under negative air pressure so that no smoke can drift or circulate into a nonsmoking area within the building when a door to an adjacent nonsmoking area is opened, and the air from the smoking space is not exhausted within fifteen (15) feet of any entrance, exit or air intake:

 

                        a.         The room or rooms where licensed charitable bingo games are being operated, but only during the hours of operation of such games;

 

            b.         Up to twenty-five (25%) of the guest rooms at a hotel or other lodging establishment; 

c.         Retail tobacco stores predominantly engaged in the sale of tobacco products and accessories and in which the sale of other products is merely incidental and in which no food or beverage is sold or served for consumption on the premises;

 

            d.         Workplaces where only the owner or operator of the workplace, or the immediate family of the owner or operator, performs any work in the workplace, and the workplace has only incidental public access. “Incidental public access” means that a place of business has only an occasional person, who is not an employee, present at the business to transact business or make a delivery.  It does not include businesses that depend on walk-in customers for any part of their business;

 

e.         Workplaces occupied exclusively by one or more smokers, if the workplace has only incidental public access;

 

f.          Private offices occupied exclusively by one or more smokers;

           

            g.         Workplaces within private residences, except that smoking shall not be allowed inside any private residence that is used as a licensed child care facility during hours of operation;

 

                        h.         Medical research or treatment centers, if smoking is integral to the research or treatment;

           

                        i.          A facility operated by a post or organization of past or present members of the Armed Forces of the United States which is exempt from taxation pursuant to Section 501 (c) (19) of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C., Section 501 (c) (19), when such facility is utilized exclusively by its members and their families and for the conduct of post or organization nonprofit operations except during an event or activity which is open to the public;

 

                        j.          Any outdoor seating area of a restaurant; provided, smoking shall not be allowed within fifteen (15) feet of any exterior public doorway or any air intake of the restaurant;

 

                        k.         A stand-alone bar, stand-alone tavern, or cigar bar that (1)derives more than sixty percent (60%) of its gross receipts, subject to verification by competent authority, from the sale of alcoholic beverages and low-point beer, (2) admits no person under twenty-one (21) years of age except for members of a musical band employed or hired as provided in paragraph 2 of subsection B of Section 537 of Title 37 of the Oklahoma Statutes, and (3) is not located within, and does not share any common entryway or common indoor area with, any other enclosed indoor workplace, including a restaurant; and

 

                        l.          Until March 1, 2006, restaurants (any eating establishment regardless of seating capacity) may have designated smoking areas or may be designated as being a totally nonsmoking area. Beginning March 1, 2006, restaurants shall be totally nonsmoking or may provide nonsmoking areas and designated smoking rooms.  Food and beverage may be served in such designated smoking rooms, which shall be in a location that is fully enclosed, directly exhausted to the outside, under negative air pressure so smoke cannot escape when a door is opened, and no air is recirculated to nonsmoking areas of the building. No exhaust from such room shall be located within twenty-five (25) feet of any entrance, exit or air intake.  Such room shall be subject to verification for compliance with the provisions of the subsection by the State Department of Health.

 

Section 15-102. Posting Smoking Signs or Decals.

 

            1.         The person who owns or operates a place where smoking or tobacco use is prohibited by law shall be responsible for posting a sign or decal, a least four (4) inches by (2) inches in size, at each entrance to the building indicating that the place is smoke-free or tobacco-free.

 

            2.         Responsibility for posting signs or decals shall be as follows:

 

            a.         In privately owned facilities, the owner or lessee, if a lessee is in possession of                  the facilities, shall be responsible;

            b.         In corporately owns facilities, the manager and/or supervisor of the facility                     involved shall be responsible; and

 

            c.         In publicly owned facilities, the manager and/or supervisor of the facility shall                        be responsible.

 

Section 15-103. Penalty for Smoking Offenses.

 

            Any person who knowingly violates this act is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than Ten Dollars ($10.00) nor more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).”

 

 

Sections 15‑104 through 15‑109.  (Reserved for future use.)

 

Article 9. Penalty

Section 15‑110.  Penalty.

Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Chapter shall be guilty of any offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine and costs as provided for in Section 1‑40 of this Code, unless a separate and distinct penalty is otherwise specifically set forth in this Chapter. Each day's continuation of any such violation shall constitute a separate