[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton 8-14-1978 as Ch. VI of the Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is enacted to regulate the sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the Township of Knowlton 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 et seq., and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the State Director of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
For the purpose of this chapter, words and phrases herein shall have the same meanings as in N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq. and the rules and regulations of the Director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Laws applicable. 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 § 60-1 and all other applicable laws of the State of New Jersey or the United States.
Issuing authority. All licenses required by this chapter shall be issued by the Township Committee, which shall also administer the provisions of this chapter.
License required. No person shall sell or distribute alcoholic beverages within the Township without obtaining a license in accordance with the Act referred to in § 60-1 and the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended by Ord. No. 79-5; Ord. No. 86-6; Ord. No. 90-9; Ord. No. 93-6]
No licensee or employee of a licensee shall sell, serve or deliver, directly or indirectly, any alcoholic beverages to any habitual drunkard, intoxicated person or minor, nor permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages on any licensed premises by any of the above-named classes or persons, or permit any such persons to congregate in or about the licensed premises.
Presence. No minor shall be allowed in any premises where alcoholic beverages are sold or served for consumption on the premises unless accompanied by his parent or guardian.
Purchase of alcoholic beverages by a minor. No person shall purchase or attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages for a minor. It shall be unlawful for any person to induce or attempt to induce any licensee or any employee of a licensee to sell, serve or deliver alcoholic beverages to a minor.
Purchase of alcoholic beverages for a minor. No person shall purchase or attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages for a minor. It shall be unlawful for any person to induce or attempt to induce any licensee or any employee of a licensee to sell, serve or deliver alcoholic beverages to a minor.
Misstating age. No person shall misrepresent his age or the age of another person for the purpose of inducing any licensee or his employee to sell, serve or deliver any alcoholic beverage to a person under 18 years of age or to permit a person under 18 years to remain on any premises in violation of Subsection A.
Possession. No minor shall possess, serve, sell or consume any alcoholic beverages in any public place within the borough.
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.
Proceedings for suspension or revocation shall be in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 33:1-31 by a service of a five-day notice of charges preferred against the licensee and affording a reasonable opportunity for a hearing.
Suspension or revocation of a license shall be in addition to any other penalty which may be imposed for a violation of this chapter.