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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 4. Alcoholic Beverages
- Chapter 16. Regulation of Sales and Distribution
- Section 49. Access of Persons Under the Age of 21 to Licensed Premises.
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AS 04.16.049. Access of Persons Under the Age of 21 to Licensed Premises.
- (a) A person under the age of 21 years may not knowingly enter or remain in premises licensed under this title unless
- (1) accompanied by a parent, guardian, or spouse who has attained the age of 21 years;
- (2) the person is at least 16 years of age, the premises are designated by the board as a restaurant for the purposes of
this section, and the person enters and remains only for dining; or
- (3) the person is under the age of 16 years, is accompanied by a person over the age of 21 years, the parent or guardian
of the underaged person consents, the premises are designated by the board as a restaurant for the purposes of this
section, and the person enters and remains only for dining.
- (b) Notwithstanding (a) of this section, a licensee or an agent or employee of the licensee may refuse entry to a person
under the age of 21 years to that part of licensed premises in which alcoholic beverages are sold, served, or consumed,
may refuse service to a person under the age of 21 years, or may require a person under the age of 21 years to leave
the portion of the licensed premises in which alcoholic beverages are sold, served, or consumed.
- (c) Notwithstanding any other provision in this section, a person 16 or 17 years of age may enter and remain within the
licensed premises of a hotel, restaurant, or eating place in the course of employment if (1) the employment does not
involve the serving, mixing, delivering, or dispensing of alcoholic beverages; (2) the person has the written consent
of a parent or guardian; and (3) an exemption from the prohibition of AS 23.10.355
is granted by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The board, with the approval of the governing body
having jurisdiction and at the licensee's request, shall designate which premises are hotels, restaurants, or eating
places for the purposes of this subsection.
- (d) Notwithstanding any other provision in this section, a person 18, 19, or 20 years of age may be employed within the
licensed premises of a hotel, restaurant, or eating place, may enter and remain within those premises for the purpose
of employment, but may not, in the course of employment, sell, serve, deliver, or dispense alcoholic beverages.
- (e) A licensee may bring a civil action against a person who violates this section if the violation occurs on the premises
of that licensee. If judgment is entered in favor of the licensee, the court shall award civil damages in the amount of
$1,000 and award reasonable costs and reasonable attorney fees allowed under the Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.
- (f) A person under 21 years of age does not violate this
section if the person enters or remains on premises licensed under this title at
the request of a peace officer, if the peace officer accompanies, supervises, or
otherwise observes the person's entry or remaining on premises, and the purpose
for the entry or remaining on premises is to assist in the enforcement of this
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