Borough of Barnegat Light, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Barnegat Light 6-10-1974 by Ord. No. 74-4 as Sec. 3-9 of the Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 54.
Noise — See Ch. 124.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 131.
Recreation and public resort areas — See Ch. 144.
Rental regulations for minors — See Ch. 148, Art. I.
It is unlawful for any person under the age of 14 years of age to be or remain in or upon any public street, highway, sidewalk, road, wharf, dock, playground, alley, park, vacant lot, bathing beach, public building, public grounds, public place, place of amusement and entertainment or place of business conducted for profit to which the public is invited or unsupervised places, either on foot or in or upon any vehicle, within the borough between the hours of 10:00 p.m., prevailing time, and 5:00 a.m., prevailing time, on the following day, provided that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any such minor when accompanied by his parent, guardian or other adult person having the care, custody or control of such minor or where the minor is upon an emergency errand or legitimate business directed by his parent, guardian or other adult person having the care, custody or control of such minor or unless such minor is in lawful employment or a school or place of instruction at which such minor may be in bona fide attendance.
It is unlawful for any parent, guardian or other adult person having the care, custody or control of a minor child under the age of 14 years knowingly to permit such minor to be or remain unaccompanied by such parent, guardian or other adult person upon any public street, highway, sidewalk, road, wharf, dock, playground, alley, park, vacant lot, bathing beach, public building, public grounds, public place, place of amusement and entertainment or place of business conducted for profit to which the public is invited or unsupervised places, either on foot or in or upon any vehicle, within the borough between the hours of 10:00 p.m., prevailing time, and 5:00 a.m., prevailing time, on the following day.
It is unlawful for any minor 14 years of age and over the age of 14 years and under the age of 18 years to be or remain in or upon any public street, highway, sidewalk, road, wharf, dock, playground, alley, park, vacant lot, bathing beach, public building, public grounds, public place, place of amusement and entertainment or place of business conducted for profit to which the public is invited or unsupervised places either on foot or in or upon any vehicle within the borough between the hours of 12:00 midnight, prevailing time, and 5:00 a.m., prevailing time, on the following day, provided that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any such minor when accompanied by his parent, guardian or other adult person having the care, custody or control of such minor or where the minor is upon an emergency errand or legitimate business directed by his parent, guardian or other adult person having the care, custody or control of such minor or unless such minor is in lawful employment or a school or place of instruction at which such minor may be in bona fide attendance.
It is unlawful for any parent, guardian or other adult person having the care, custody or control of a minor child 14 years of age and over the age of 14 years and under the age of 18 years knowingly to permit such minor to be remain unaccompanied by such parent, guardian or other adult person, upon any public street, highway, sidewalk, road, wharf, dock, playground, alley, park, vacant lot, bathing beach, public building, public grounds, public place, place of amusement and entertainment or place of business conducted for profit to which the public is invited or unsupervised places, either on foot or in or upon any vehicle, within the borough between the hours of 12:00 midnight, prevailing time, and 5:00 a.m., prevailing time, on the following day.
If it is established that a minor under the age of 18 years was or remained in or upon any of the public or quasi-public places in the borough, as above set forth, in violation of this chapter, then it shall be presumed, in the absence of proof to the contrary, that the parent or other adult person having the care, control or custody of such minor knowingly permitted such conduct on the part of such minor.
A violation of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-15.
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Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).