CHAPTER 368s
MASS GATHERINGS

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Sec. 19a-436. (Formerly Sec. 19-550). License required. Limitations.
Sec. 19a-438. (Formerly Sec. 19-552). Application for license. Bond.

      Sec. 19a-436. (Formerly Sec. 19-550). License required. Limitations. (a) No person shall permit, maintain, promote, conduct, advertise, act as entrepreneur, undertake, organize, manage or sell or give tickets to an actual or reasonably anticipated assembly of two thousand or more people which continues or can reasonably be expected to continue for twelve or more consecutive hours, whether on public or private property, unless a license to hold the assembly has first been issued by the chief of police of the municipality in which the assembly is to gather or, if there is none, the first selectman. A license to hold an assembly issued to one person shall permit any person to engage in any lawful activity in connection with the holding of the licensed assembly.

      (b) A separate license shall be required for each day and each location in which two thousand or more people assemble or can reasonably be anticipated to assemble. The fee for each license shall be one hundred dollars.

      (c) A license shall permit the assembly of only the maximum number of people stated in the license. The licensee shall not sell tickets to or permit to assemble at the licensed location more than the maximum permissible number of people.

      (d) The licensee shall not permit the sound of the assembly to carry unreasonably beyond the boundaries of the location of the assembly.

      (1971, P.A. 696, S. 2; P.A. 09-232, S. 5.)

      History: Sec. 19-550 transferred to Sec. 19a-436 in 1983; P.A. 09-232 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting "two thousand" for "three thousand" re number of persons anticipated at assembly and substituting "twelve" for "eighteen" re consecutive hours of assembly and amended Subsec. (b) by substituting "two thousand" for "three thousand" re number of people assembling.

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      Sec. 19a-438. (Formerly Sec. 19-552). Application for license. Bond. (a) Application for a license to hold an actual or anticipated assembly of two thousand or more persons shall be made in writing to the governing body of the municipality at least fifteen days in advance of such assembly and shall be accompanied by the bond required by subparagraph (L) of subdivision (2) of section 19a-437 and the license fee required by subsection (b) of section 19a-436.

      (b) The application shall contain a statement made upon oath or affirmation that the statements contained therein are true and correct to the best knowledge of the applicant and shall be signed and sworn to or affirmed by the individual making application in the case of an individual, by all officers in the case of a corporation, by all partners in the case of a partnership or by all officers of an unincorporated association, society or group or, if there are no officers, by all members of such association, society or group.

      (c) The application shall contain and disclose: (1) The name, age, residence and mailing address of all persons required to sign the application by subsection (b) of this section and, in the case of a corporation, a certified copy of the articles of incorporation together with the name, age, residence and mailing address of each person holding ten per cent or more of the stock of such corporation; (2) the address and legal description of all property upon which the assembly is to be held, together with the name, residence and mailing address of the record owner or owners of all such property; (3) proof of ownership of all property upon which the assembly is to be held or a statement made upon oath or affirmation by the record owner or owners of all such property that the applicant has permission to use such property for an assembly of two thousand or more persons; (4) the nature or purpose of the assembly; (5) the total number of days or hours during which the assembly is to last; (6) the maximum number of persons which the applicant shall permit to assemble at any time, not to exceed the maximum number which can reasonably assemble at the location of the assembly, in consideration of the nature of the assembly or the maximum number of persons allowed to sleep within the boundaries of the location of the assembly by the zoning ordinances of the municipality if the assembly is to continue overnight; (7) the maximum number of tickets to be sold, if any; (8) the plans of the applicant to limit the maximum number of people permitted to assemble; (9) the plans for supplying potable water including the source, amount available and location of outlets; (10) the plans for providing toilet and lavatory facilities, including the source, number, location and type, and the means of disposing of waste deposited; (11) the plans for holding, collecting and disposing of solid waste material; (12) the plans to provide for medical facilities, including the location and construction of a medical structure, the names and addresses and hours of availability of physicians and nurses, and provisions for emergency ambulance service; (13) the plans, if any, to illuminate the location of the assembly, including the source and amount of power and the location of lamps; (14) the plans for parking vehicles, including size and location of lots, points of highway access and interior roads, including routes between highway access and parking lots; (15) the plans for telephone service, including the source, number and location of telephones; (16) the plans for camping facilities, if any, including facilities available and their location; (17) the plans for security, including the number of guards, their deployment, and their names, addresses, credentials and hours of availability; (18) the plans for fire protection, including the number, type and location of all protective devices including alarms and extinguishers, and the number of emergency fire personnel available to operate the equipment; (19) the plans for sound control and sound amplification, if any, including the number, location and power of amplifiers and speakers; (20) the plans for food concessions and concessioners who will be allowed to operate on the grounds including the names and addresses of all concessioners and their license or permit numbers.

      (1971, P.A. 696, S. 4; P.A. 01-195, S. 147, 181; P.A. 09-232, S. 6.)

      History: Sec. 19-552 transferred to Sec. 19a-438 in 1983; P.A. 01-195 amended Subsec. (a) to make a technical change, effective July 11, 2001; P.A. 09-232 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting "two thousand" for "three thousand" re number of persons anticipated at assembly and substituting "fifteen" for "thirty" days re deadline for application and bond, and amended Subsec. (c)(3) by substituting "two thousand" for "three thousand" re number of persons at assembly.

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