Sec. 4-6. Hours of operation.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation holding a retail dealer’s permit, or his servant, agent or employee to sell, serve, offer to sell, dispense, or give away any alcoholic beverage as defined in section 4-62 of this chapter between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on any morning of the week.
(b) All bars, bar rooms, lounges, night clubs, saloons, restaurants or any other type of business licensed for consumption of any type of alcoholic beverages on the premises, shall be closed for business at 2:00 a.m. each morning and shall remain closed until 7:00 a.m. the same morning.
(Ord. No. 45-1982, § A, 12-13-82; Ord. No. 2-1983, 1-10-83; Ord. No. 31-1988, § A, 10-10-88)
Provisions enacted by Ord. No. 45-1982, §§ A, B, added sections designated 4-6 and 4-7 to read as herein set forth. Inasmuch as Ord. No. 45-1982 carried a sixty-day effective period, Ord. No. 2-1983 adopted Jan. 10, 1983, provided for the adoption of such provisions on a permanent basis.
Sec. 4-7. Consumption of alcoholic beverages during closing hours on licensed premises.
It shall be unlawful for any person to consume any type of alcoholic beverage as defined in section 4-62 of this chapter on the licensed premises or on any parking lot or open or closed space within or contiguous to the licensed premises, between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on any morning of the week.
(Ord. No. 45-1982, § B, 12-13-82; Ord. No. 2-1983, 1-10-83)
Not Sec. 4-152. Required.
Every alcoholic beverage handling employee shall obtain an alcoholic beverage handling employee card prior to entering into employment on an alcoholic beverage permit holder’s premises.
(Ord. No. 70-1996, § 5, 7-22-96)
Sec. 4-153. Responsibilities of alcoholic beverage permittees.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any alcoholic beverage permit holder to allow any alcoholic beverage handling employee, including, but not limited to waiters, waitresses, barmaids, bartenders, managers, cashiers, or floormen to be present on the premises when alcoholic beverages or containers thereof are handled, dispensed or consumed on the premises, unless such alcoholic beverages handling employee is in possession of an alcoholic handling employee card issued under authority of this article. Immediately after employing any alcoholic beverage handling employee, the permit holder shall notify the department of public safety of such employment and such alcoholic beverage handling employee.
(b) Any employee under the age of eighteen (18) years and who is not directly involved in the sale or handling of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises in an establishment which qualifies as a bona fide restaurant shall be exempt from the provisions of this Code requiring an ABO Card in order to maintain employment, however, they must meet all requirements of section 4-154, except the age requirement and obtain a minor’s work card prior to employment.
(c) A fee of five dollars ($5.00) shall be paid for issuance of each minor’s work card.
(Ord. No. 70-1996, § 5, 7-22-96; Ord. No. 26-1997, § 2, 5-12-97)
Sec. 4-154. Qualifications of applicant.
An applicant for an alcoholic beverage handling card shall meet the following qualifications and conditions:
(1) He must be a person of good character and reputation and eighteen (18) years of age or older.
(2) He must not have been convicted of a felony under the laws of the United States, Louisiana or any other state or country.
(3) The applicant shall not have been convicted of prostitution, soliciting for prostitution, pandering, letting premises for prostitution, B-drinking as described in the Louisiana Revised Statutes, contributing to the delinquency of juveniles, keeping a disorderly place, letting a disorderly place, illegally dealing with narcotics or any violation of the controlled dangerous substance statute.
(4) He must not have been convicted of violating the provisions of this chapter.
(5) He must not have had his alcoholic beverage employee card revoked within two (2) years next preceding the application.
(6) He must not have been convicted of violating any municipal or parish ordinance relating to alcoholic beverages. In such case, the granting or denial of a card is within the discretion of the mayor or his designee.
(7) The applicant shall not have been convicted of any obscene, lewd or immoral act on any premises licensed under this chapter.
(8) The applicant must truthfully answer all questions on the application. A material misstatement or suppression of fact in the application or accompanying affidavit is grounds for denial of an alcoholic beverage handling permit.
(9) The applicant will swear or affirm that he or she has read the application and all of the information is true and correct and that any material misstatement or suppression of a fact in the application and its attachments, in addition to being a criminal offense, is grounds for denial of a permit to handle alcoholic beverages.
(Ord. No. 70-1996, § 5, 7-22-96)
e—See the editor’s note following § 4-6