This chapter is enacted to regulate the sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the Township of Roxbury 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.R.S. 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 R.S. 33:1-1 et seq., and the rules and regulations of the Director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
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 section 6-1, and all other applicable laws of the State of New Jersey or the United States.
All licenses required by this chapter shall be issued by the mayor and township committee, which shall also administer the provisions of this chapter.
No person shall sell or distribute alcoholic beverages within the township without obtaining a license in accordance with the act referred to in section 6-1 and the provisions of this chapter.
The annual fees and the number of licenses for the sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages in the township shall be as follows:
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to prohibit the issuance of a new plenary retail consumption license to a person operating a hotel or motel consisting of 100 or more sleeping rooms; provided, however, that there shall be no renewal or transfer of such a newly issued license except for or to a hotel or motel containing at least 100 sleeping rooms.
Wine or malt alcoholic beverages for consumption on or off premises may be sold, delivered or served, by a licensee, Monday through Saturday between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. of the following day and on Sundays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. of the following day, except New Year's Day as hereinafter provided.
Distilled spirits for consumption on premises may be sold, delivered, served or consumed, in any licensed premises, Monday through Saturday between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. of the following day and on Sundays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. of the following day, except New Year's Day as hereinafter provided.
Distilled spirits as package goods for off premises consumption may be sold or delivered, by a licensee, between the hours of 9: 00 a.m. and 10: 00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9: 00 a.m. to 10: 00 p.m. on Sundays.
The provisions of paragraphs a and b of subsection 6-4.1 shall not apply on January 1. On that day no alcoholic beverages may be sold, served, delivered or consumed in the licensed premises between the hours of 5: 00 a.m. and 6: 00 a.m. When New Year's Day is a Sunday, no alcoholic beverages may be sold, served or delivered or consumed on the licensed premises between the hours of 5: 00 a.m. and 9: 00 a.m.
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.
During the hours sales of alcoholic beverages are hereinabove prohibited, the entire licensed premises shall also be closed and no person shall be admitted or permitted to remain therein except the licensee or bona fide employees of the licensee.
No person shall be served in any back room or side room which is not open to the use of the public except that in hotels, guests may be served in their rooms or in private dining rooms.
No gambling, slot machines or gambling devices shall be permitted in the building or on the premises where a license to sell alcoholic beverages at retail is granted.
The gathering of criminals, persons of disreputable character or the conducting of a disorderly house on the licensed premises shall not be permitted.
Each licensed premise shall have posted in a conspicuous place on the licensed premises, the license and a copy of this section.
No licensee shall sell or serve any alcoholic beverages to any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years of age, except as provided by law.
It shall be unlawful for a person under the age of twenty-one (21) years, except as provided by law, to enter any premises licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages for the purpose of purchasing or having served or delivered to him or her any alcoholic beverage. No minors shall be allowed in any room in which any bar is located unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
It shall be unlawful for a person under the age of twenty-one (21) years, except as provided by law, to possess, serve, sell or consume any alcoholic beverages or to purchase, attempt to purchase, or have another purchase for him, any alcoholic beverage on any premises licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages.
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 twenty-one (21) years of age, except as provided by law, or to permit a person under twenty-one (21) years, except as provided by law, to remain on any premises in violation of subsection 6-5.2.
Any parent or guardian of a minor who accompanies such minor into a premises in which alcoholic beverages are served and who permits the minor to possess or consume alcoholic beverages shall be presumed to have misrepresented the age of the minor.
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 R.S. 33:1-31 by service of a five day notice of charges preferred against the licensee and affording a reasonable opportunity for 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.