Township of Hamilton, NJ
Atlantic County
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[Adopted 8-19-1991 by Ord. No. 1086-91]

§ 102-15 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR or MALT BEVERAGE
Any substance whose sale or disposition is regulated by regulations promulgated by the Department of Treasury, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, within the State of New Jersey.
PUBLIC PROPERTY
Any and all property, including rights-of-way, roads, buildings, recreational facilities or land located within the Township of Hamilton and owned by the Township of Hamilton or any other governmental agency.
QUASI-PUBLIC PROPERTY
Any private street, highway, lane, alley or other roadway which is open to the public or to which the public is invited, and shall in this context also include any and all parking lots, shopping centers or malls generally open to the public.

§ 102-16 Rules and regulations.

No person shall, on any public or quasi-public property, within the Township of Hamilton:
A. 
Consume any intoxicating liquor or malt beverage.
B. 
Be in possession of any opened or unsealed container of any alcoholic liquor or malt beverage.
C. 
Discard any alcoholic liquor or malt beverage containers upon any public or quasi-public property or upon any private property not his own without the express permission of the owner.

§ 102-17 Exceptions.

A. 
Notwithstanding any of the terms and provisions contained herein, the Township Committee of Hamilton Township may, for good cause, issue a permit for the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages in a designated park or other public place within its jurisdiction at a designated time or times in connection with a particular event.
B. 
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages in open containers on premises properly licensed under the provisions of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.[1]
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Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq.

§ 102-18 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed $500 or incarceration in the Atlantic County Jail not to exceed 90 days, or both, at the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge, and each day that the violation under this article shall continue shall be deemed a separate violation under this article.