Village of Haverstraw, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Haverstraw 2-23-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 80-1 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to control and regulate the drinking of, or the possession of open containers containing, alcoholic beverages by persons in the public areas in the Village of Haverstraw, which condition is considered to be a hazard to the public health and/or safety and does not promote the general welfare.

§ 80-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BEVERAGE
Includes wine, beer, liquor or any alcoholic liquid intended for human consumption.
CONTAINER
Includes bottle, can or any other material which is capable of holding a beverage.
POSSESSION
Includes the actual possession, carrying or transporting of any beverage in an open container, whether on foot, in an automobile or in any vehicle of any nature.
RESTRICTED AREAS
All public places, including but not limited to all public highways, public streets, public sidewalks, public alleys, public parks and all public parking lots or areas.
[Amended 6-6-1983 by L.L. No. 2-1983]

§ 80-3 Compliance required.

[Amended 6-6-1983 by L.L. No. 2-1983]
No person shall consume alcoholic beverages in a restricted area, and no person shall possess an open container of alcoholic beverages in a restricted area with the intention of consuming the alcoholic beverage in a restricted area. Intention of a person to consume an alcoholic beverage in a restricted area shall be determined from the specific facts and circumstances of that person's possession of an open container of alcoholic beverage.

§ 80-4 Enforcement.

[Amended 5-5-2014 by L.L. No. 5-2014]
Any police officer covering the Village of Haverstraw is hereby empowered and authorized to exercise such powers as may be necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of this chapter.

§ 80-5 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 6-19-1989 by L.L. No. 4-1989; 8-11-1997 by L.L. No. 4-1997; 5-5-2014 by L.L. No. 5-2014]
A. 
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not less than $150 nor more than $500, imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.
B. 
Each violation of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.

§ 80-6 Temporary suspension of provisions.

[Amended 6-6-1983 by L.L. No. 2-1983]
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Haverstraw shall be empowered in its discretion to grant temporary suspension of this chapter, permitting proper applicants to consume alcoholic beverages and possess open containers of alcoholic beverages in certain designated restricted areas. Applications for temporary suspension of this chapter shall be made to the Board of Trustees at one of its regularly scheduled meetings, at least 15 days prior to the date the suspension is sought, and the application shall specify the event involved, its date, duration and the specific restricted area requested.