Sec. 6-67. – Hours of sales.


All establishments and premises licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages and/or beer, located in the city, shall be closed for business at 12:00 midnight, and shall not be reopened until 6:00 a.m. the following morning and shall be closed all day Sunday, which means that period from 12:00 midnight at the close of Saturday to 12:00 midnight at the close of Sunday. However, the premises of a licensee where the licensed beverage is not the principal commodity sold may remain open for business on Sunday, provided the alcoholic beverages located in the premises, the sale of which is authorized by the license, shall be securely locked in a separate compartment, provided for this purpose, obscured from the public view from 12:00 midnight Saturday until 6:00 a.m. the following Monday. No alcoholic beverage, the sale of which is permitted under the license, shall be sold or otherwise disposed of during that period from 12:00 midnight at the close of Saturday until 6:00 a.m. the following Monday.


No person may be admitted to or be found in the licensed premises except as provided in this section after 12:00 midnight of any day or on Sunday, and all customers and patrons must be out of the premises by 12:15 a.m. The premises must be vacated and the lights turned off by 12:30 a.m.


The door to the premises may be opened after 12:00 midnight or on Sunday only for the purpose of permitting persons to leave the premises or for the admission of police officers, or in case of an emergency.


The provisions of subsections (b) and (c) of this section do not apply to licensed premises where the principal commodities sold are groceries or sundries.

(Code 1977, § 10-2002; Code 1995, § 6-57)

Sec. 6-71. – Sunday sales.


No person may sell, or permit or suffer to be sold on premises under his control, any beverage containing more than one-half of one percent alcohol by volume in the city on Sunday.


The consumption of alcoholic beverages in the city on Sunday on any premises holding a class A alcoholic beverage license is prohibited.

(Code 1977, § 10-2013; Code 1995, § 6-61; Ord. No. 342, 3-14-1994)

Sec. 6-72. – Employees to be registered and certified.

Each person holding a license to sell alcoholic beverages issued by the city, or who should have a license but has failed to procure it, shall, immediately upon the hiring of any person to sell or dispense alcoholic beverages, file with the city clerk the name of the person, with an accompanying affidavit signed by both the employer and the employee, wherein the employee certifies that he meets all the requirements of R.S. 26:241 et seq., and the employer certifies that to the best of his knowledge, information and belief, the employee meets all the requirements.

(Code 1977, § 10-2008; Code 1995, § 6-62)