City of Paterson, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Paterson as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 183.
Fire safety — See Ch. 215.
[Adopted 12-18-1979 by Ord. No. 79-111 as Ch. 12 of the 1979 Revised General Ordinances of Paterson]
No person shall operate a motion-picture projector or apparatus in a motion-picture or other theater within the City without first obtaining a license from the Council for such operation.
[Amended 12-19-1995 by Ord. No. 95-068]
Prior to the issuance of a license, the Division of Community Improvements shall inspect the premises for compliance with all zoning, building and fire codes and subcodes.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 483, Zoning and Land Development, Ch. 183, Construction Codes, Uniform, and Ch. 215, Fire Safety.
A. 
All licenses and renewals of licenses shall be issued by the Council.
B. 
No license shall be issued to any person under the age of 18 years.
[Amended 3-9-2010 by Ord. No. 10-010]
A. 
All licenses shall expire on the 31st day of December of the year in which issued.
B. 
The initial license fee and the renewal fee shall be $250 per year for each movie screen.
C. 
If any person to whom a license has been issued fails to renew his license for one calendar year, he shall undergo another examination and, if successful, shall pay the initial fee of $250 per movie screen.
The Council, after hearing, may revoke any license issued under this article for violations of the state fire protection subcode, state electrical subcode or any other negligent conduct in the operation of a projector which is inimical to the public safety.
[Amended 12-19-1995 by Ord. No. 95-068]
A. 
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $1,000, by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or by a period of community service for not more than 90 days, or any combination thereof.
B. 
Any person who shall permit any person not duly licensed under this article to operate a motion-picture projector or apparatus in a motion-picture or other theater shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $1,000, by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or by a period of community service for not more than 90 days, or any combination thereof.
C. 
A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.