Sec. 4-3. Closing hours.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any outlet which sells or dispenses alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption to remain open for business between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on any day of the week, including, but not limited to, Saturdays and Sundays. Any such outlet shall close at or before 2:00 a.m. on every day of the week, including, but not limited to, Saturdays and Sundays, and shall not reopen for business until 9:00 a.m.
(b) In order to promote the safety and welfare of the citizens of the parish, it shall be unlawful for any person or any agent, representative or employee acting on behalf of such person, to sell, donate, serve or dispense liquors and/or alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption or to allow alcoholic beverages to be consumed on any premises occupied, leased, owned or in any way under the direct or indirect control of such person or any agent, representative or employee acting on behalf of such person, between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on any day of the week, including, but not limited to, Saturdays and Sundays. This section shall apply to all premises except private residences which are used twenty-four (24) hours a day exclusively as an inhabited dwelling and for no other purpose.
(c) In addition to the penalties provided for in section 4-2, any violation of this section shall be grounds for a suspension or revocation of the license or permit to sell at retail alcoholic beverages in this parish, and the parish government may suspend or revoke licenses or permits to retail dealers for any violation of this section in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 33:4785 through 33:4788.
(Parish Code 1979, § 4-2; Ord. No. 4493, 5-23-90)
Sec. 4-5. Open containers.
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, disburse or permit the sale or disbursement of alcoholic beverages in an open container for consumption off the licensed premises, or to furnish open containers to patrons for the intent and purpose of removal and consumption of alcoholic beverages off the licensed premises.
(Parish Code 1979, § 4-4)
Sec. 4-33. Open containers in outdoor areas prohibited.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess an open container, as defined in section 4-1 herein, on the outside premises of any outlet licensed pursuant to this chapter.
(b) The provisions of this section do not apply to a bona fide patio area or clearly designated outside facility established by the outlet to serve alcoholic beverages. This exception, however, shall not apply to the parking lot, street front or similar areas surrounding an outlet.
(c) The owner of any outlet licensed pursuant to this chapter shall post a sign notifying customers that it is unlawful for any person to possess an open container of alcoholic beverage on the outside premises of the outlet; however, the lack of such a sign shall not exculpate any person found guilty of violating the provisions of this section.
(d) The provisions of this section shall not apply along the route of a parade which has been permitted pursuant to the provisions of this Code during the times of such parade.
(e) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, pay a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or serve up to thirty (30) days in the parish jail, or both, at the discretion of the court.
(Ord. No. 4932, 10-14-92)
Sec. 4-52. New employee shall obtain, when.
New employees hired to sell or dispense alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption shall secure a certificate of qualification pursuant to the provisions of this article within five (5) days of their employment.
(Parish Code 1979, § 4-19)
State law reference— Duty of employers of minors to procure employment certificates, R.S. 23:182.
Sec. 4-54. Application.
An application for a certificate of qualification shall be in writing and sworn to and shall contain the following information:
(1) The full name, sex, date and place of birth, and the marital status of the applicant.
(2) The address of the applicant.
(3) The name of the place of business of the applicant’s present employment, the name of the employer, and the address of the place of employment.
(4) The name, address and the period of his employment at the last two (2) places of employment.
(5) A sworn statement that the applicant possesses the qualifications set forth in this article.
(Parish Code 1979, § 4-21)
State law reference— Applications for employment certificates for minors, R.S. 23:184.
Sec. 4-55. Qualifications.
Each applicant for a certificate of qualification to dispense alcoholic beverages shall possess the following qualifications. He:
(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 a resident of the state.
(3) Has not been convicted of a felony under the laws of the United States, the state or any other state or country.
(4) Has not been convicted in this or in any other state, or by the United States or any other country, of soliciting for prostitution, pandering, letting premises for prostitution, contributing to the delinquency of juveniles, 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 two (2) years prior to the application, or been convicted or had a judgment of court rendered against the applicant involving alcoholic beverages by this or any other state, or by the United States, for two (2) years prior to the application.
(6) Has not been adjudged by the state commissioner of alcoholic beverage control, or convicted by a court, of violating any of the provisions of R.S. Title 26
(7) Has not been convicted of violating any municipal or parish ordinance adopted pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 26:493.
(8) Has not had a certificate of qualification to dispense alcoholic beverages issued by any other parish, municipality or state suspended or revoked.
(Parish Code 1979, § 4-22; Ord. No. 4563, 10-10-90; Ord. No. 5312, § I, 9-28-94)
State law reference— Requirements for issuance of employment certificates for minors, R.S. 23:184.
Sec. 4-56. Photographing and fingerprinting of applicants.
Each applicant for a certificate of qualification to dispense alcoholic beverages in an outlet licensed for on-premises consumption shall be photographed and fingerprinted by the sheriff’s office or the Houma police department.
(Parish Code 1979, § 4-23)
State law reference— Use of passport, etc., in application process for employment certificates for minors, R.S. 23:184.