[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Long Beach as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-2-1974 as § 4-6 of the 1974 Code]
[Amended 7-18-1997 by Ord. No. 97-16C]
It shall be unlawful for any person to own or operate within this township any amusement game or games, as the terms are defined by the Amusement Games Licensing Law (Chapter 109, P.L. 1959), whether the game is skill or chance, or both and whether the game is played and operated with or without numbers or figures, without first having obtained a license from the Board of Commissioners of the township. The license shall be issued pursuant to and subject to the provisions of the Amusement Games Licensing Law (Chapter 109, P.L. 1959) and Chapter 205, Zoning.
[Amended 11-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-30C]
Each applicant for a license shall file with the Township Clerk a written application in a form as prescribed by and in accordance with the Amusement Games Licensing Law, as amended and supplemented, and the rules and regulations promulgated by the Amusement Games Control Commissioner of the State of New Jersey.
Part of the application process shall be fingerprinting and an NJSBI check with the applicable fee paid through the LBT Police Department who shall process same. Those required to apply for these procedures shall be, according to New Jersey Statutes and the New Jersey Attorney's Office, any and all applicants, officers, directors and stockholders holding 5% or more of capital stock of any corporation, as well as members, as the case may be, of any partnership, association and/or organization applicant.
[Added 11-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-30C]
[Amended 11-15-1985 by Ord. No. 85-20C]
The annual fees for each type of license to be issued hereunder shall be as follows, and the fees shall accompany the application for the licenses:
Each applicant shall pay a fee of $5, for fingerprinting and issuance of identification cards under the rules and regulations promulgated by the Amusement Games Control Commissioner, for each licensee and employee of the licensee.
The Board of Commissioners of the township shall have and exercise control and supervision over all amusement games held, operated or conducted under such license with all the powers authorized or granted to it under the Amusement Games Licensing Law and all amendments and supplements thereto and the rules and regulations of the State Amusement Games Control Commissioner.
In the event that any licensee shall violate any of the provisions of this article or the Amusement Games Licensing Law or the rules and regulations promulgated by the State Amusement Games Control Commissioner or the terms of the license, the licensee shall be a disorderly person and if convicted as such, shall, in addition to suffering any other penalties which may be imposed, forfeit any license issued to the licensee under this article.
[Added 7-18-1997 by Ord. No. 97-16C]
[Adopted 3-18-1983 as Ord. No. 83-4C]
It shall be unlawful to install, maintain, operate or permit to be installed, maintained or operated any video amusement device in any commercial or business establishment in the Township of Long Beach without first having secured a license therefor pursuant to Chapter 111, Licensing, of this Code.
Video amusement devices may be licensed only in accordance with the following standards:
In any commercial or business establishment permitted by the zoning laws of the Township of Long Beach to operate as an amusement arcade and licensed as such, video amusement devices shall be permitted to be installed without limitation as to number, provided only that the installation shall conform with fire and safety standards in order that the operating premises shall provide adequate means of egress in the event of fire or other emergency.
In any commercial or business establishment not licensed as an amusement arcade, one video amusement device shall be permitted where the business or commercial establishment is 500 square feet or less in size. An additional amusement device shall be permitted for every additional 250 square feet of floor area opened to the public in excess of 500 square feet; provided, however, that in no event shall any commercial establishment, other than those licensed as amusement arcades, be permitted more than three video amusement devices.
The square footage requirements hereinabove set forth shall be calculated considering only that area of the commercial or business establishment specifically used for commercial purposes and open to the public. The phrase "open to the public" shall mean floor area to which the public has free and unobstructed access of travel.
The license fee for each video amusement device shall be $100.