Sec. 3-19.1. – Consumption alcoholic beverages on sidewalks, streets, rights-of-way prohibited.

No person shall consume any alcoholic beverages of any nature or kind on the public sidewalks, streets or rights-of-way of the City of Patterson.

(Ord. No. 355, § 1, 8-10-71)

Editor’s note—

Ord. No. 355 did not expressly amend this Code, hence inclusion of § 1 herein as § 3-19.1 was at the discretion of the editors. Sec. 2 of said ordinance, containing penalty provisions substantially the same as the general penalty for violation of this Code (§ 1-8), was omitted.

Sec. 3-20.1. – Bar dispensers and servers—Certification required; penalty.

(a)

In order to further carry out the regulation of businesses dealing in alcoholic beverages as authorized by R.S. 26 and under the express authority granted in R.S. 26:493 and in order to further protect the health, safety and morals of the citizens of the city, no one shall dispense or serve alcoholic beverages of either low or high alcoholic content from the bar of any business licensed under this article for on-the-premises consumption, except a person duly certified by the mayor or his designee as qualified to dispense or serve alcoholic beverages.

(b)

The dispensing or serving of any such alcoholic beverages at any place of business by anyone other than a person duly certified by the mayor or his designee shall subject the holder of the alcoholic beverage permit or license for that place of business to having his permit suspended or revoked.

(Ord. No. 2008-02, 4-10-08)

Editor’s note—

Ord. No. 2008-02, adopted April 10, 2008, added §§ 3-14 and 3-15 to the Code. Inasmuch as said sections already existed, the new material has been codified as §§ 3-20.1 and 3-20.2 at the editor’s discretion.

Sec. 3-20.2. – Same—Qualifications for certification; exceptions; appeal.

(a)

Each applicant for a certificate of qualification to dispense alcoholic beverages from behind the bar or to serve alcoholic beverages in a place licensed for on-the-premises consumption shall present to the mayor or his designee a photograph of himself the size designated by the mayor or his designee and shall be fingerprinted by the police department.

(b)

Each applicant shall pay to the director of finance, at the time of receiving his license, a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) to cover the cost of issuing such certificate. This permit shall be renewed annually, on December 1, with the approval of the chief of police upon his certification that all requirements of the provision of this article for a dispenser’s or server’s permit are met, and a renewal fee of ten dollars ($10.00) has been paid.

(c)

Each applicant for a certificate of qualification to dispense alcoholic beverages from behind a bar or to serve alcoholic beverages shall possess the following qualifications:

(1)

Is a person of good character and reputation and over eighteen (18) years of age.

(2)

Is a citizen of the United States and this state continuously for a period of not less than two (2) years next preceding the date of the filing of the application.

(3)

Has not been convicted of a felony under the laws of the United States, this state, or any other state or country.

(4)

Has not been convicted in this or in any other state by the United States or any other country of soliciting for prostitution, pandering, letting premises for prostitution, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, keeping a disorderly place, or illegally dealing in narcotics.

(5)

Has not had a license or permit to sell or deal in alcoholic beverages, issued by the United States, any state, or by any political subdivision of a state authorized to issue permits or licenses revoked within one year prior to the application, or has been convicted or had a judgment of court rendered against him involving alcoholic beverages by this or any other state or by the United States for one year prior to the application.

(6)

Has not been adjudged by the board or convicted by a court of violating any of the provisions of R.S. 26.

(7)

Has not been convicted of violating any municipal or parish ordinances adopted pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 26:493.

(8)

Has not had a certificate of qualification to dispense alcoholic beverages from the bar or to serve alcoholic beverages issued by any other parish, municipality or state suspended or revoked.

(d)

The application for a certificate of qualification shall be in writing and sworn to and shall contain the full name and correct address of the applicant and shall include a sworn statement that he possesses the qualifications set forth in subsection (c) of this section.

(e)

The mayor or his designee may refuse to issue a certificate of qualification to dispense alcoholic beverages from the bar or to serve alcoholic beverages to any person who lacks any of the qualifications set forth in subsection (c) or in the interest of the public health, safety and morals.

(f)

Any act or failure to act by any person certified to be qualified to dispense or to serve alcoholic beverages under the provision of this section which is a violation of this article shall subject such person to having his certificate to dispense alcoholic beverages from behind a bar or to serve alcoholic beverages suspended or revoked by the mayor and council.

(g)

Any person convicted of dispensing alcoholic beverages from a bar or serving without having a certificate of qualification to do so shall be subject to the penalty provided in section 1-8 of the Code of Ordinances.

(h)

The holder of a permit to sell alcoholic beverages at a particular establishment may dispense alcoholic beverages from behind the bar at that establishment without having the certification of qualification required by this section.

(i)

New employees hired to dispense or serve alcoholic beverages shall be required to secure a certificate of qualification prior to the beginning of their employment.

(j)

Any person aggrieved by the decision of the mayor or his designee to refuse to issue, or to suspend or revoke, a certificate of qualification may take a devolutive appeal therefrom to the council within 15 days of written notification of the decision. The appeal must be taken by submitting a written request to the mayor or his designee. The mayor and council shall hear the appeal within twenty (20) days of receipt of the notice of appeal by the mayor or his designee. The decision of the mayor or his designee shall be final unless appealed within the time and in the manner set forth.

(Ord. No. 2008-02, 4-10-08)

Editor’s note—

See note following § 3-20.1

Sec. 3-21. – No sales between certain hours; bars, saloons to close; other stores may remain open.

(a)

No holder of a retail dealer’s license and permit issued in accordance with this chapter, and no servant, agent or employee of such licensee and permittee shall sell any alcoholic beverages between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on each day of the week, Sunday through Saturday, or permit the consumption of any alcoholic beverages between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on each day of the week, Sunday through Saturday.

(b)

All bars, saloons, nightclubs or any other place of business licensed under the provisions of this chapter, except those as provided below, shall be closed at 2:30 a.m. continuously until 6:00 a.m. on each day of the week, Sunday through Saturday.

(c)

Restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores and other similar stores may remain open for the sale of other items and merchandise permitted by law, but the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages in and on said place of business between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on each day of the week from Sunday through Saturday is expressly prohibited.

(Ord. No. 456, § 1, 12-7-82; Ord. No. 457, § 1, 12-21-82)