City of Bridgeton, NJ
Cumberland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bridgeton 11-4-1970 as Ch. VI of the 1970 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Liquor license fees — See Ch. 149, Art. II.
Alcoholic beverages in parks — See Ch. 247, Art. II.
Drinking in public and public drunkenness — See Ch. 251.
This chapter is enacted to regulate the sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the City of Bridgeton 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 to 33:1-96, and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
For the purposes of this chapter, words and phrases herein shall have the same meanings as they have in N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 to 33:1-96, and the rules and regulations of the Director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
A. 
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 the previous section and all other applicable laws of the State of New Jersey or of the United States.
B. 
Issuing authority. All licenses required by this chapter shall be issued by the governing body which shall also administer the provisions of this chapter.
C. 
License fees; maximum number of licenses.
(1) 
The annual license fees shall be as provided in Chapter 149, Fees, Article II, Schedule of Fees.
(2) 
The maximum number of licenses for the sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages in the City shall be as follows:
(a) 
Plenary retail consumption license: 12.
(b) 
Plenary retail distribution license: 5.
(c) 
Club license: 10.
(3) 
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.
[Last amended 3-6-2012 by Ord. No. 11-19]
A. 
No alcoholic beverages shall be sold to, served to, or consumed by a consumer on any day between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., except on Sundays as hereinafter provided. No alcoholic beverages shall be sold to, served to, or consumed by any consumer at any time on Sunday except from 12:00 midnight until 2:00 a.m. and from 12:00 noon until 10:00 p.m.
[Amended 8-21-2012 by Ord. No. 12-05]
B. 
Hours of sale for club licenses shall be the same as the hours of sale, service, or consumption for a retail plenary consumption licensee.
C. 
Hours of sale for retail plenary distribution licenses shall be the same as the hours of sale, service or consumption for a retail plenary consumption license.
[Amended 10-6-2003 by Ord. No. 03-5]
It shall be unlawful for any person:
A. 
To consume alcoholic beverages while in or on a public street, lane, sidewalk, public parking lot, public or quasi-public place or in any public conveyance.
B. 
To consume alcoholic beverages in a private motor vehicle while the same is in motion or parked in any public street, lane or public parking lot.
C. 
To consume alcoholic beverages while upon any private property not his own without the express permission of the owner or other person having authority to grant such permission.
D. 
To discard alcoholic beverage containers upon any public street, lane, sidewalk, public parking lot, public or quasi-public place or upon any private property not his own without the express permission of the owner.
A. 
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.
B. 
Proceedings for suspension or revocation shall be in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 to 33:1-96 by service of a five-day notice of charges preferred against the licensee and affording a reasonable opportunity for hearing. Any suspension or revocation shall carry the penalties and prohibitions provided in the statutes referred to.
C. 
Suspension or revocation of a license shall be in addition to any other penalty which may be imposed for a violation of this chapter.
[Added 6-5-1990 by Ord. No. 89-37]
If the applicant purposely misstates the facts on the application, in addition to the ability of the Council to deny the application or suspend or revoke the license, if previously applied for or granted, the applicant shall be deemed to have violated this chapter and be subject to the maximum penalties as set forth in Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty, of Code of the City of Bridgeton. There shall be a rebuttable presumption that any misstatement on the application is purposeful.