[Ord. No. 14-91 § 1]
The purpose of this chapter is the regulation of the opening and closing hours of all business and commercial establishments to which the public is invited in the interest of the protection of the employees, patrons, and law enforcement officers. It has been determined that unprotected and understaffed business and commercial enterprises are prey to the criminal element in our society during the late night and early morning hours and that certain security devices must be provided in order to protect the general public who use these establishments.
The provisions and requirements of this chapter shall not apply to, nor include, any business or commercial establishment issued a license or permit for on-the-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages or permit to carry on a business or commercial activity under the laws of the United States, the State of New Jersey or other municipal ordinances not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter.
[1982 Code § 3-16; Ord. No. 14-91 § 2]
No business or commercial establishment to which the public is invited shall be open between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. EST (2300-0500 hours) unless there are two employees on continuous duty in that part of the business or commercial establishment to which the public is invited.