Township of Robbinsville, NJ
Mercer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township of Washington (now Township of Robbinsville) 12-8-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-43. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 200-1 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following words shall be defined as follows:
CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER
A person who has been convicted of a criminal offense against a minor, or an aggravated offense, sexually violent offense, or other relevant offenses that involved a minor, as set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2, and who as a result of said conviction is required to register with the proper authorities pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:7-1 et seq., "Registration and Notification of Release of Certain Offenders."
RESIDENCE
The place where a convicted sex offender sleeps, which may include more than one location, and may be mobile or transitory.

§ 200-2 Residency limitations.

[Amended 12-22-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-44]
A. 
No convicted sex offender shall be permitted to live or establish residence within 2,500 feet of the property comprising of a public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school, a child care facility, a park or playground, or church and other places of worship in the Township.
B. 
A convicted sex offender who resides within 2,500 feet of a property comprising of a public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school, a child-care facility, park or playground, or church and other places of worship in the Township, commits a misdemeanor.

§ 200-3 Application and notice.

[Amended 12-22-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-44]
A. 
The residency limitations set forth in § 200-2 shall not apply to any convicted sex offender who has established residence prior to enactment of this chapter.
B. 
A convicted sex offender who establishes residence within 2,500 feet from a public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school, a child-care facility, park, playground, or church and other places of worship after the enactment of this chapter shall have 60 days from receipt of a written notice from the Township to move from the residence. Failure to move shall be a violation of this chapter.

§ 200-4 Facilitating residency of a convicted sex offender.

[Amended 12-22-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-44]
Any individual, partnership, agency, corporation or nonprofit organization that permits, allows, suffers or otherwise facilitates a convicted sex offender to reside in or on a property within 2,500 feet from a public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school, a child-care facility, park, playground, or church and other places of worship shall be liable under this chapter.

§ 200-5 Prohibitions of persons in parks frequented by children.

[Amended 12-22-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-44]
A. 
No convicted sex offender shall be present in or on any Township park or park property which has been designated by the Township Council as a park frequented by children, nor present in or on any school bus stop within the Township, as designated by the Robbinsville Township Board of Education from time to time, at such times when children are present.
B. 
No convicted sex offender is permitted to knowingly loiter on a public way within 500 feet from a school bus stop at such times when children are present or from a Township park.
C. 
If a police officer reasonably believes that a convicted sex offender is at a school bus stop at such times when children are present or in a Township park in violation of this chapter, the officer shall require the convicted sex offender to provide his/her name, address, and telephone number. If it is established that the convicted sex offender is on the New Jersey Sex Offender Registry list, the officer shall notify the convicted sex offender that he/she is in violation of this chapter.

§ 200-6 Violations and penalties.

A. 
Any convicted sex offender found guilty of violating any provision of this chapter, except as set forth below, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,250; imprisonment of a term not to exceed 90 days and/or a period of community service not to exceed 90 days.
B. 
Any individual, corporation, agency, partnership or organization convicted of violating § 200-4 shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500 for each violation.
C. 
Any convicted sex offender convicted of violating § 200-5 shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500 for each violation and/or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days.