[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Secaucus 11-27-90 as Ord. No. 90-31. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the intent of this chapter to establish regulations and guidelines for the operation of coin operated vending machines in the Town of Secaucus to protect the consuming public.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- COIN OPERATED VENDING MACHINE
- Any coin operated machine which is not an amusement or entertainment device and which is not otherwise covered by § 49-2 of the Code of the Town of Secaucus in which amusement and entertainment devices are defined, which consumers are encouraged to use for the purpose of purchasing food, beverages, novelties, drug products, sundries, cigarettes and tobacco products, maps, or services, including juke boxes and other music machines.
- Any natural person or persons, corporation, partnership, association, or any other organization.
Notwithstanding the applicability of any other federal law, state law or local law, including but not limited to Board of Health regulations or Chapter 49 (Amusement and Entertainment Devices) of the Code of the Town of Secaucus, no person shall operate or allow any coin operated vending machine to be operated on their premises unless such machine has displayed prominently thereon the name, address, and local New Jersey telephone number of the owner or operator of such machine, through whom a consumer can secure a refund in the event that money is lost in such machine.
In addition to the name, address, and local New Jersey telephone number of the owner or operator, each coin operated vending machine shall have affixed thereto in a prominent location, the procedure to follow in order for persons who lose money in such machine to obtain a refund of their lost money, including postage, if applicable.
All persons who own or operated a coin operated vending machine shall issue refunds to all persons losing money in such machine; such refund shall include the cost of postage.
This chapter shall be enforced by any member of the Secaucus Police Department, the Property Maintenance Department, or the Secaucus Director of Consumer Affairs.
Any person, firm, association or corporation violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a penalty or fine not to exceed $500 and/or imprisonment in jail for a period not to exceed 90 days, or both, at the discretion of the Judge imposing such fine or penalty. Each and every day that a violation shall be found to exist shall constitute a separate violation of this chapter.