Township of Stafford, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Stafford 7-6-1999 by Ord. No. 99-28. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 133-1 Findings; purpose.

The governing body of the Township of Stafford makes the following findings and determinations:
A. 
Laser beam pointer devices are being used by individuals in such a manner as to harass, annoy and potentially cause bodily harm to those receiving contact with the laser beam; and
B. 
Laser beam pointer devices carry a danger sign stating "avoid direct eye exposure."
[Amended 1-18-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-17]
C. 
The Federal Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning on the misuse of laser beam pointer devices and the agency's concern about the promotion of the items as toys for children.
[Amended 1-18-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-17]

§ 133-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LASER BEAM POINTER DEVICE
Any hand-held device which emits light amplified by the stimulated emission of radiation which is visible to the human eye.
PERSON
An individual, partnership, cooperative, association, corporation, personal representative, receiver, trustee, assignee or other legal entity.

§ 133-3 Certain uses prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally focus, point or shine a laser beam directly or indirectly upon another person or animal in such a manner as to reasonably cause harassment, annoyance, alarm or harm to said person or animal.

§ 133-4 Violations and penalties.

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 more than $1,000, by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or any combination of fine, imprisonment and community service as determined in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.