CRIMES CODE (18 PA.C.S.) - AMEND
                 Act of Dec. 12, 1994, P.L. 1248, No. 148             Cl. 18
                             Session of 1994
                               No. 1994-148

     HB 3067

                                  AN ACT

     Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania
        Consolidated Statutes, further providing for wiretapping and
        electronic surveillance; and prohibiting the sale of certain
        beverages to persons under 21 years of age.

        The General Assembly finds and declares as follows:

        The youth of Pennsylvania are the greatest resource of this
     Commonwealth and the Commonwealth finds that the protection of
     minors from the possible abuse of alcohol is of great
     importance.
        The Commonwealth seeks to prevent minors from using alcoholic
     products. Nonalcoholic beer, wine and liquor contain amounts of
     alcohol and often taste, look and smell like legitimate
     alcoholic products. Therefore, the Commonwealth has a purpose in
     the restriction of sales of these products to minors.
        Nonalcoholic beverages are made for those who want to enjoy
     the taste of alcohol without the effects of alcohol and should
     never be intended to introduce the youth of this Commonwealth to
     drinking beer, wine or liquor.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  Section 5781 of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania
     Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:
      § 5781.  Expiration of chapter.
        This chapter expires December 31, [1994] 1999, unless
     extended by statute.
        Section 2.  Title 18 is amended by adding a section to read:
      § 6310.7.  Selling or furnishing nonalcoholic beverages to
                persons under 21 years of age.
        (a)  Offense defined.--A person commits a summary offense if
     he intentionally and knowingly sells or furnishes nonalcoholic
     beverages to any person under 21 years of age.
        (b)  Definitions.--As used in this section, the term
     "nonalcoholic beverage" means any beverage intended to be
     marketed or sold as nonalcoholic beer, wine or liquor having
     some alcohol content but does not contain more than 0.5% alcohol
     by volume.
        Section 3.  This act shall take effect as follows:
            (1)  The addition of 18 Pa.C.S. § 6310.7 shall take
        effect in 60 days.
            (2)  The remainder of this act shall take effect
        immediately.

     APPROVED--The 12th day of December, A. D. 1994.

     ROBERT P. CASEY