9.54.030 – 9.56.030 

LONG BEACH  

Chapter 9.56 

PRESSURIZED PAINT CONTAINERS 

Sections: 

9.56.10                        Sale or purchase prohibited

9.56.020          Possession restricted

9.56.30                        Possession prohibited in public parks and buildings

9.56.40                        Storage requirements 

9.56.10                        Sale or purchase prohibited 

It is unlawful for any person to sell, exchange, give or loan, or cause or permit to be sold, exchanged, given or loaned, any pressurized can containing any substance commonly known as paint or dye to anyone under the age of eighteen years, unless such person is the parent or legal guardian of said minor.  It is unlawful for anyone under the age of eighteen years to purchase any pressurized can containing paint or dye. (Ord. C-5458 1 (prior) code 4630 

9.56.20                        Possession restricted 

Between the hours of six p.m. and six a.m. it is unlawful for any person under the age of eighteen to have in his possession any pressurized can containing any substance commonly known as paint or dye while on any public highway, street, alley or way, park, playground, swimming pool, or other public place, whether such person is or is not in any automobile, vehicle or other conveyance. (Ord. C-5458 1 (part), 1978: prior code 4630.1) 

9.56.30                        Possession prohibited in public parks and buildings 

It is unlawful for any person to have in his possession any pressurized can containing any substance commonly known as paint or dye while in any public highway, street, alley or way, park, playground, swimming pool, or other public place, whether such person is or is not in any automobile, vehicle or other conveyance. (Ord. C-5458 1 (part), 1978: prior code 4630.1). 

9.56.030 Possession prohibited in public parks and buildings 

It is unlawful for any person to have in his possession any pressurized can containing any substance commonly known as paint or dye while in any public park, playground, swimming pool, recreational facility (other than a highway, street, alley or way), except authorized employee of an individual or company under contract with the city.  (Ord. C-5458 1 (part), 1978: prior code 4630.2) 

9.56.40                        Storage requirements 

Any business or establishment offering for sale to the public pressurized or aerosol paint containers shall keep, store and maintain such pressurized or aerosol paint containers in a place that is locked and secured or otherwise not directly accessible to the public. (Ord. C-6770 1 , 1990)  

MARKING PENS AND ETCHING TOOLS 

Section: 

9.57.010          Sale or purchase prohibited

9.57.20                        Storage requirements 

9.57.30                        Possession prohibited in streets and other public places 

9.57.10                        Sale or purchase prohibited 

A.     No person shall sell or cause to be sold to any person under the age of eighteen years any marking pen with a tip exceeding four millimeters (four twenty-fifths or an inch) in size and containing anything other than a solution which can be removed with water after the solution dries. 

B.     No person shall sell or cause to be sold to any person under the age of eighteen years any etching tool capable of defacing property. 

C.     Evidence of majority may be established by a document issued by the federal government or a state, county or municipal government including but not limited to a motor vehicle operator’s license, a registration certificate issued under the Selective Service Act, a passport or an identification card issued to a member of the armed forces which identifies an individual and provides proof of the age of such individual. 

9.57.20                        Storage requirements 

Any business or establishment offering for sale to the public marking pens or etching tools regulated by this chapter shall keep, store and maintain such marking pens and etching tools in a place that is locked and secured, or otherwise not directly accessible to the public. 

9.57.30                        Possession prohibited in streets and other public places 

No person under the age of eighteen years shall have in his or her possession any marking pen or etching tool regulated by this chapter while on any public street or alley or in any other public place unless such person is accompanied by a parent or guardian.