Township of Millstone, NJ
Monmouth County
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This chapter is enacted to regulate the sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the Township of Millstone in accordance with the provisions of an act of 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.
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For the purpose of this chapter, words and phrases herein shall have the same meaning 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.
[1971 Code § 24-3; New]
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.
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All licenses required by this chapter shall be issued by the Township Committee, which shall also administer the provisions of this chapter.
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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.
[1971 Code §§ 24-1, 24-2; Ord. 4-28-71; Ord. 10-2-72; Ord. No. 91-05, § 33-3; New; Ord. No. 01-09, § I; Ord. No. 12-15; Ord. No. 13-03; Ord. No. 2016-14]
The annual fees of licenses for the sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages in the Township shall be:
a. 
Plenary Retail Consumption License.
Annual Fee - $2,500.
Not more than four plenary retail consumption licenses shall be outstanding at the same time within the Township.
b. 
Plenary Retail Distribution License.
Annual Fee - $2,500.
Not more than one plenary retail distribution license shall be outstanding at one time within the Township.
c. 
Club License.
Annual Fee - $125.
d. 
No seasonal retail consumption licenses shall be issued.
e. 
No limited retail distribution licenses shall be issued.
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The provisions of this subsection with respect to the limitation on the number of licenses shall not apply to the renewal or transfer of licenses presently issued. The license fees shall be payable in accordance with the Revised Statutes of New Jersey and rules and regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
[1971 Code § 24-4; Ord. 4-28-71; Ord. 12-21-71; Ord. 5-1-72; Ord. No. 81-2]
No licensee shall sell, serve, deliver, or allow, permit or suffer the sale, service or delivery of any alcoholic beverages or allow the consumption of any alcoholic beverages on licensed premises on weekdays between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
[1971 Code § 24-4; Ord. 4-28-71; Ord. 12-21-71; Ord. 5-1-72; Ord. No. 81-2]
The provisions of subsection 6-4.1 shall not apply on Sundays. On Sundays, no licensee shall sell, serve, deliver, or allow, permit or suffer the sale, service or delivery of any alcoholic beverages or allow the consumption of any alcoholic beverages on licensed premises between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
[1971 Code § 24-4; Ord. 4-28-71; Ord. 12-21-71; Ord. 5-1-72; Ord. No. 81-2]
On New Year's Day, licensed premises may remain open until 3:00 a.m. When and in the event that New Year's Day shall occur upon a Sunday, the opening hour of 9:00 a.m. shall be observed.
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No licensee or employee of a licensee shall sell, serve or deliver, directly or indirectly, any alcoholic beverages to any intoxicated person or person under the legal age, or permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages on any licensed premises by any of the above-named persons.
[1971 Code § 24-5]
During the hours that the sale of alcoholic beverages are prohibited, the entire licensed premises shall be closed and no persons shall be admitted or permitted to remain thereon except the licensee or bona fide employees of the licensee.
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No licensee shall sell, serve, deliver or allow, permit or suffer the service or delivery of any alcoholic beverage, directly or indirectly, to any person under the legal age.
[1971 Code § 24-8; Ord. 5-20-71]
It shall be unlawful for a person under the legal age to consume any alcoholic beverage on premises licensed for the retail, sale of alcoholic beverages, or to purchase, attempt to purchase or have another purchase for him or her any alcoholic beverage.
[1971 Code §§ 24-9, 42-28; Ord. 5-20-71]
It shall be unlawful for a person to misrepresent or misstate his or her age or the age of any other person for the purpose of inducing any retail licensee to sell, serve or deliver any alcoholic beverage to a person under the legal age.
[1971 Code § 24-10; Ord. 5-20-71]
All holders of plenary retail consumption licenses issued by the Township Committee shall cause at least one copy of this section to be exhibited in a conspicuous place in the licensed premises.
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Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed and adjudged to be a disorderly person, and upon conviction thereof and in accordance with N.J.S.A. 33:1-81, P.L. 1985, c. 113, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100. In addition, the Court shall suspend the person's license to operate a motor vehicle for six months or prohibit the person from obtaining a license to operate a motor vehicle in this State for six months beginning on the date he becomes eligible to obtain a license or on the date of conviction, whichever is later. In addition to the general penalty prescribed for an offense, the Court may require any person under the legal age to purchase alcoholic beverages who violates this act to participate in an alcohol education or treatment program authorized by the Department of Health for a period not to exceed the maximum period of confinement prescribed by law for the offense for which the individual has been convicted.
[1971 Code § 24-3; New]
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 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.