[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Lumberton: Art. I, 4-17-1978 as Ord. No. 1978-2 (part of Ch. V of the 1973 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-17-1978 as Ord. No. 1978-2 (part of Ch. V of the 1973 Code)]
As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ADULT BOOKSTORE
- A store specializing in or holding itself out as specializing in the sale, rental or on-premises viewing, or all of them, of books, films or pictures, any or all of them dealing with sex.
No person shall conduct an adult bookstore without first being licensed to do so, as provided in this Article.
Application for such license shall be made, in writing, to the Township Committee and shall set forth:
No adult bookstore shall be licensed that is within 200 feet of a church or school.
[Amended 12-5-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-17]
Applicable fees are detailed in the universal fee chart located in § 18-2, reference number 3, of the Code of the Township of Lumberton.
Editor's Note: Former § 89-6, Movie projector fee, as amended, was repealed 12-5-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-18.
No books or other materials sold in such store shall be displayed in such fashion as to be visible from the street, and no signs, pictures or other devices shall be displayed visible from the street with the exception of the store name and the words "Adult Bookstore."
No minor shall be admitted to any such bookstore or permitted or suffered to remain on the premises.
Any conviction for the sale or showing of pornographic material, in violation of the Statutes of the State of New Jersey, on the premises shall be cause of revocation of the license.
[Amended 8-3-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6; 12-5-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-19]
Any person, firm, corporation, association or legal party whatsoever who shall violate, or authorize or procure a violation, or cause to be violated, any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided under § 1-11 governing general penalty provisions. If the state requires, limits or expands potential minimum or maximum penalties in contradiction to this article, state law shall apply.