[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Maple Shade 11-22-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-16. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purpose of this chapter, the following words shall be defined as follows:
- CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER
- A person who has been convicted of a criminal offense against a minor, or an aggravated offense, sexually violent offense, or other relevant offenses that involved a minor, as set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2.
- The place where a convicted sex offender sleeps, which may include more than one location and may be mobile or transitory.
No convicted sex offender shall be permitted to live or establish a residence within 2,500 feet of the property comprising a public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school, child-care facility, park, playground, or Board-of-Education-designated bus stop within the Township.
A map identifying schools, child-care facilities, parks, playgrounds, and Board-of-Education-designated bus stops within the Township is located in the Township Clerk's office for public inspection.
A convicted sex offender who lives within 2,500 feet of a property comprising a public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school, child-care facility, park, playground or Board-of-Education-designated bus stop commits a misdemeanor.
This chapter shall not apply to any person who has established residence in the Township of Maple Shade prior to enactment of this chapter.
A person who establishes residence within 2,500 feet from a public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school, child-care facility, park, playground or Board-of-Education-designated bus stop, after the enactment of this chapter, shall have 10 days from the receipt of a written notice from the Township to move from the residence. Failure to move shall be a violation of this chapter.
[Amended 12-6-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-20]
No convicted sex offender shall be present in any Township park or park property which has been designated by the Township Council as a park frequented by children.
No convicted sex offender is permitted to knowingly loiter on a public way within 300 feet of a Township park.
If a police officer reasonably believes that a convicted sex offender is in a Township park in violation of this chapter, the officer shall require the convicted sex offender to provide his name, address and telephone number. If it is established that the convicted sex offender is on the New Jersey Sex Offender Registry List, the officer shall notify the sex offender that he is in violation of this chapter.