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(a) Any person who sells, gives or delivers to any minor under eighteen years of age any container exclusively containing nitrous oxide, unless the minor is delivering or accepting delivery in his capacity as an employee, shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars for the first offense, not more than three hundred fifty dollars for a second offense within an eighteen-month period and not more than five hundred dollars for each subsequent offense within an eighteen-month period.
(b) Any person under eighteen years of age who purchases or misrepresents his age to purchase any container exclusively containing nitrous oxide shall be fined not more than fifty dollars for the first offense and not less than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars for each subsequent offense.
(c) Each retailer of containers exclusively containing nitrous oxide or employee of such retailer shall require a person who is purchasing or attempting to purchase a container exclusively containing nitrous oxide, whose age is in question, to exhibit proper proof of age. If a person fails to provide such proof of age, such retailer or employee shall not sell any container exclusively containing nitrous oxide to the person. As used in this section, “proper proof” means a motor vehicle operator's license, a valid passport or an identity card issued in accordance with the provisions of section 1-1h.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Connecticut General Statutes Title 53. Crimes § 53-345a. Nitrous oxide containers; sale to or purchase by minors prohibited. Proof of age - last updated June 28, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ct/title-53-crimes/ct-gen-st-sect-53-345a/
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