City of East Orange, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of East Orange 6-24-1968 by Ord. No. 38-1968. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Office of Emergency Management — See Ch. 5, Art. XVIII.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 100.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 260.

§ 28-1 Adoption authority.

The provisions of this chapter are enacted pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:48-1, Subdivisions 6, 10, 14, 17, 18 and 20.

§ 28-2 Proclamation by Mayor.

The Mayor is hereby authorized and empowered to issue a proclamation declaring the existence of a public emergency when, in his judgment, there shall exist in the City a breach of the peace, riot, resistance to process or any other act which causes a threat to the maintenance of law and order or an imminent threat of any of the foregoing.

§ 28-3 Sale, purchase or display of firearms or ammunition.

During the period when a proclamation is in effect pursuant to § 28-2:
A. 
The sale, offer to sell, purchase, lease or loan of any ammunition, guns and other firearms of any size or description is prohibited.
B. 
The display by or in any store or shop of any ammunition, guns or other firearms of any size or description is prohibited.

§ 28-4 Institution of emergency measures by Mayor.

During the period when a proclamation is in effect pursuant to § 28-2, the Mayor is authorized and empowered to institute by proclamation any or all of the following emergency measures for the entire City or for such portion or portions thereof as may be designated therein and for such time or times as may be designated therein:
A. 
The prohibition of the use of all vehicular and pedestrian traffic except for the provision of essential services, including but not necessarily limited to fire, police and hospital services, including the transportation of patients thereto, utility emergency repairs and emergency calls by physicians.
B. 
The establishment of a curfew.
C. 
The prohibition of the sale of any alcoholic beverages as defined by or pursuant to Title 33 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey. The power is in addition to the powers conferred by Rule 2A of State Regulation No. 20 of The Rules and Regulations of the State Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
D. 
The closing of theaters and other places normally used for public entertainment.

§ 28-5 Publication of proclamation.

Any proclamation issued pursuant to this chapter shall be filed with the City Clerk and published in all officially designated newspapers, provided that its publication shall not be a condition precedent to its being effective.

§ 28-6 Termination of proclamation.

Any proclamation issued pursuant to this chapter shall terminate at the end of 15 consecutive days from the issuance thereof unless extended by further proclamation within such period.[1]
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Editor's Note: Original § 28-7, Office of Emergency Management, which previously followed this section, was relocated to Ch. 5, Art. XVIII, at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).