Township of Deerfield, NJ
Cumberland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Deerfield 2-15-1984 by Ord. No. 1984-1 as Ch. 29 of the 1984 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 37-1 Purpose.

This chapter is enacted to regulate the sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the Township of Deerfield in accordance with the provisions of an act of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey entitled "An Act Concerning Alcoholic Beverages," comprising Chapter 436 of the Laws of 1933, its supplements and amendments, and also comprising N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 to 33:1-96, and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

§ 37-2 Definitions.

[Amended 11-6-1991 by Ord. No. 1991-10]
A. 
For the purpose of this chapter, words and phrases herein shall have the same meanings as they have in N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 to 33:1-96 and in the rules and regulations of the Director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
B. 
Also for the purpose of this chapter, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
PERSON
A person of either sex or a firm, corporation, club or association to be licensed under the provisions of said Act.

§ 37-3 Compliance with applicable laws.

All applications for licenses, all licenses issued and all proceedings under this chapter shall be in accordance with the Act, rules and regulations referred to in the previous section and all other applicable laws of the State of New Jersey or of the United States.

§ 37-4 Issuance of licenses; administration.

All licenses required by this chapter shall be issued by the governing body, the Township Committee, which shall also administer the provisions of this chapter.

§ 37-5 License fees.

[Amended 11-6-1991 by Ord. No. 1991-10]
Annual license fees for the sale or distribution of alcoholic beverage in the Township shall be paid as follows:
A. 
For each and every plenary retail consumption license, the sum of $720 a year.
B. 
For each and every plenary retail distribution license, the sum of $360 a year.
C. 
For each and every club license, the sum of $150 a year.

§ 37-6 Club license.

[Added 11-6-1991 by Ord. No. 1991-10]
Said club license shall be limited to the retail sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on all licensed premises by the glass or other open receptacle and only to a bona fide member of the club or bona fide guest of such member.

§ 37-7 Hours of sale.

[Amended 2-2-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-1]
No alcoholic beverages shall be sold, served, consumed or delivered to any consumer or from any licensed premises from Tuesday through Saturday between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. No alcoholic beverages shall be sold, served, consumed or delivered to any consumer or from any licensed premises on Sunday between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon nor on Monday between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.

§ 37-8 Sales on New Year's Day.

[Amended 2-2-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-1]
No licensee shall sell, serve or deliver, or allow, permit or suffer the sale, service or delivery of any alcoholic beverage upon or from the licensed premises on New Year's Day between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., except if New Year's Day is a Sunday, then such sale, service or delivery shall be prohibited between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on said date.

§ 37-9 Sales on election day.

Any retail licensee shall be permitted to sell and offer for sale at retail or deliver to any consumer any alcoholic beverage and allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages in and upon the licensed premises within the Township while the polls are open for voting in any general or primary elections for national, state or local offices.

§ 37-10 Prohibited sales; minors.

A. 
No licensee or employee of the licensee shall sell, serve or deliver, directly or indirectly, any alcoholic beverages to any mentally defective, habitual drunkard, intoxicated person or minor, nor permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages on any licensed premises by any of the above-named classes of persons, including any parking lots controlled by the licensee.
B. 
Furthermore, persons under the legal age for purchasing alcoholic beverages shall not be allowed to frequent, loiter or remain in any room or rooms used by or devoted to the sale, service or consumption of alcoholic beverages upon a licensed premises between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. of the following day.

§ 37-11 Consumption regulations.

It shall be unlawful for any person:
A. 
To consume alcoholic beverages while in or on a public street, lane, sidewalk, public parking lot, public or quasi-public place or in any public conveyance.
B. 
To consume alcoholic beverages in a private motor vehicle while the same is in motion or parked in any public street, lane or public parking lot.
C. 
To consume alcoholic beverages while upon any private property not his own without the express permission of the owner or other person having authority to grant such permission.
D. 
To discard alcoholic beverage containers upon any public street, lane, sidewalk, public parking lot, public or quasi-public place or upon any private property not his own without the express permission of the owner.

§ 37-12 Prohibited conduct.

The following acts and conduct shall be unlawful:
A. 
The solicitation from house to house, personally or by telephone, for the purchase of alcoholic beverages.
B. 
The harboring of criminals, gangsters, swindlers or other persons of ill repute upon the licensed premises.
C. 
Disturbances, fights or brawls constituting a public nuisance upon the licensed premises.
D. 
Bookmaking, gambling or gambling devices on or about the licensed premises.

§ 37-13 Revocation or suspension of license.

A. 
Any license issued under this chapter may be suspended or revoked for violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or any provision of any applicable statute or any of the rules or regulations of the State Director of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
B. 
Proceedings for suspension or revocation shall be in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 to 33:1-96 by service of a five-day notice of charges preferred against the licensee and affording a reasonable opportunity for hearing. Any suspension or revocation shall carry the penalties and prohibitions provided in the statutes referred to.
C. 
Suspension or revocation of a license shall be in addition to any other penalty which may be imposed for a violation of this chapter.

§ 37-14 Violations and penalties.

Any person violating any of the regulations or provisions of this chapter shall, in addition to any penalty imposed under § 37-13 of this chapter, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $500 or to imprisonment of not more than 90 days, or both, in the discretion of the court.