It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to sell spirituous, vinous or malt liquor of any alcoholic content between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on any day, and it shall be unlawful to sell such liquor between the hours of 12:00 midnight Saturday and 6:00 a.m. Monday.
(Code 1987, § 3-22; Ord. No. 19-1974, § 7, 8-27-1974)
Sec. 6-33. – Storage requirements for businesses open during prohibited sale times.
Any restaurant, cafe or other business also having a permit to sell spirituous, vinous or malt liquor of an alcoholic content and which remains open for business between the hours of 12:00 midnight on Saturday and 5:00 a.m. Monday, shall be required, during said period, to keep or store such spirituous, vinous or malt liquor in a separate room or rooms which shall remain locked during said period from 12:00 midnight on Saturday to 5:00 a.m. on Monday.
(Code 1987, § 3-23; Ord. No. 19-1974, § 8, 8-27-1974)
Sec. 6-103. – Public drinking of alcoholic beverages prohibited.
The term “alcoholic beverage” is defined as beer, porter, ale, fruit juices or wine, of an alcoholic content not exceeding that now or hereafter permitted by law, but greater than one-half of one percent of alcohol by volume, or any malt, vinous, spirituous, alcoholic or intoxicating liquors containing more than six percent of alcohol by volume.
It shall be unlawful for any person to drink from or possess any opened drinking containers including any bottle, cup, glass, receptacle or can, containing alcoholic beverages, as defined herein, in the parking lot, driveway or upon other properties utilized for publicly licensed vehicular traffic belonging to or adjacent to any premises or establishments licensed or holding permits to sell or otherwise allowed to sell or serve alcoholic beverages or upon the open, public areas of any other nonadjacent business property. Possession of open containers containing alcoholic beverages shall not be prohibited by this article on other properties of license holders or others authorized to sell alcoholic beverages, providing that such properties are adjacent to the licensee’s or permittees main place of business, protected from normal or customary access by the public except by entry through the licensee’s main place of business, and regularly used by the licensee for the entertainment, comfort, recreation and enjoyment of the licensee’s or permittees patrons and guests.
It shall be unlawful for any person under 21 years of age to purchase or have public possession of any alcoholic beverage in violation of R.S. 14:91.5, as same may be hereafter amended by the state legislature.
For the purpose of discouraging public drinking, it shall be unlawful for any person to remove an open container, including any bottle, cup, glass, receptacle or can, containing alcoholic beverages, as defined herein, from any properties described in subsection (b) above or in subsection (g) below which are licensed or permitted by the provisions of the city Code to serve alcoholic beverages.
It shall be unlawful for any person to possess in an open container any alcoholic beverage of high or low alcoholic content in or upon any publicly owned properties such as the city hall complex, fire department, police department, any and all city parking facilities, city owned recreational/community facilities, BREC or other recreational facilities, public educational facilities such as schools and campuses, and upon any public alley, sidewalk and right-of-way adjacent to any such property.
The provisions of this section may be waived by resolution of the city council from time to time in order to accommodate specific sanctioned events conducted at specific times, which events must be approved by the city council.
Any licensee permitted under sections 6-27 through 6-72 of this Code to sell alcoholic beverages on a regular basis shall post signs to be provided by the city at or near building exits clearly visible to patrons. The signs for each licensee shall state:
For C-AB-l licenses:
“Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages on Premises is a Violation of City Ordinances and Can Result in a fine and/or imprisonment.”
For C-AB-2 and C-AB-3 licenses:
“Leaving These Premises With An Open Alcoholic Container is a Violation of City Ordinances and Can Result in a fine and/or imprisonment.”
These signs will be provided by the city and shall be posted by those presently licensed within ten days of the effective date of this Code. Failure of any present or future licensee to post such signs at store exits shall be cause to suspend or revoke any license held by said licensee.
Anyone who violates any provisions of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not less than $10.00, nor more than $200.00 or imprisoned up to 30 days in the parish prison, or both. The presiding judge may suspend any jail sentence imposed conditioned upon the defender participating in a court approved community service activity, substance abuse program or driver improvement program.
(Code 1987, § 3-38)