Township of Stafford, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Stafford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-20-1994 by Ord. No. 94-116]

§ 179-1 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following term shall have the meaning indicated:
SMOKING
The burning of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other matter or substance which contains tobacco.

§ 179-2 Prohibition.

[Amended 12-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-92]
The Township of Stafford, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:48-1 and N.J.S.A. 40:48-2, deems it in the public interest to prohibit smoking in public school buildings and on public school grounds located within the Township except as part of a classroom instruction or a theatrical production.

§ 179-3 School board regulations.

Any school board having a public school building located within the Township shall make and enforce regulations to prohibit the smoking of tobacco anywhere in its buildings except as part of a classroom instruction or theatrical production. The regulations shall also provide for additional specified limitations regarding smoking on the school grounds as designated by the school administration.

§ 179-4 Enforcement.

The Superintendent, or his designee of the school district, may sign a complaint against any individual for violation of the provisions of this article.

§ 179-5 Posting of sign.

Every public entrance to a school shall be posted, by the person who has control of the building, with a sign indicating that smoking is prohibited in the building. The sign may also indicate that violators are subject to a fine. Every sign required by this article shall be located so as to be clearly visible to the public and shall contain letters or a symbol which contrast in color with the sign.

§ 179-6 Violations and penalties.

Any person who smokes in violation of this article except as part of a classroom instruction or a theatrical production shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $100 or by community service not to exceed three days or any combination of fine and community service as determined in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge.
[Adopted 9-3-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-74]

§ 179-7 Prohibition.

[Amended 12-19-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-95]
The Township of Stafford, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:48-1 and N.J.S.A. 40:48-2, deems it in the public interest to prohibit smoking in all Township parks, playgrounds and recreational areas.

§ 179-8 Posting of signs.

Notice of such prohibition shall be conspicuously posted by sign stating "No Smoking Permitted Beyond This Point" and shall reference the applicable Code provision herein.

§ 179-9 Violation and penalties.

Any person violating or failing to comply with any provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $200, by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or by community service of not more than 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.