Today Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill introduced by Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey to distribute additional liquor licenses to the three host municipalities in Fort Monmouth.
The three towns impacted by the bill are Oceanport, Eatontown and Tinton Falls. Under the current law, a municipality may only issue one plenary retail consumption license, for bars and restaurants, for each 3,000 of its population.
“By allowing additional alcoholic beverage licenses to be distributed in our municipalities, we are bringing an ample amount of opportunities to Monmouth County,” said Assemblyman Houghtaling. “It will promote small businesses, encourage tourism, and create jobs for our constituents.”
“To put it simply, this piece of legislation is an opportunity for economic growth both in Monmouth County and in New Jersey,” said Assemblywoman Downey. “By rebuilding our closed military bases, such as Fort Monmouth, and providing alcoholic beverage licenses to these areas, we will be revitalizing the 11th District.”