Riverton City Council to discuss “Habitually Intoxicated Individual” ordinance during Tuesday night work session

    Members of the Riverton City Council, along with Mayor John “Lars” Baker will meet for a Tuesday evening work session inside Riverton City Hall.

    Part of the agenda, includes the discussion of a proposed “Habitually Intoxicated Individual” ordinance.

    The ordinance proposal suggests that it should be “unlawful for any person to sell, or otherwise deliver to any habitual drunkard any alcoholic or malt beverage.”


    The language that defines a habitually intoxicated person includes an individual who has “been convicted of six or more criminal offenses through the Riverton Municipal Court, in which the Riverton Municipal Judge determined that the person was found guilty of being under the influence of alcohol to a degree that they were a danger to themselves or others at the time of the commission of the crime.”

    It could also include when the person has “voluntarily requested that their name be added to the list of Known Habitually Intoxicated Person, which a request was made in writing and submitted to the Riverton Police Department. Inclusion on the list will be determined by the Chief of Police.”

    If a person is placed on this list, there are a variety of ways that individual can appeal the decision, including a petition for removal after 180 days have passed from the time the person has been placed on the list.

    The Riverton Police Department will distribute the list of “Known Habitually Intoxicated Persons” to each holder of a Riverton liquor license of any category. The list will provide the name, date of birth, and any other information that will aid in the identification of the listed person.


    The Riverton City Council and mayor will discuss the proposed ordinance, it’s unclear when it would go into effect if approved at this time.

    The only other item currently on the City Council work session agenda includes a Google Map presentation.





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