40A:64-5. Definitions relative to Sunday sales
18. a. As used in this section:
(1) "Fundraising event" means a planned, scheduled activity which has as its main purpose the generating of money to be used for any educational purposes benefiting students including, but not limited to, use for scholarships or educational or athletic equipment. The money generated as a result of the sponsorship of a fundraising event, the leasing of space to vendors, and any actual sales by the educational organization itself must be used in their entirety for educational purposes. These events shall be conducted on the premises of the school with which the educational organization is affiliated and may include, but are not limited to, flea markets, auctions, and bazaars.
(2) "Educational organizations" means associations of parents of public or private, nonprofit school students and faculty members of the public or private, nonprofit school where those students are enrolled, including teachers and administrators, or student groups consisting of present or former enrollees of the school or organizations consisting of some members of both these associations or groups who have joined together to conduct activities relating to the improvement of the quality of education. These activities include, meetings devoted to issues concerning administration or curriculum matters or volunteer efforts concerning any extracurricular activities or athletic events.
b.Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, in a county in which the provisions of section 14 of P.L.1999, c.90 (C.40A:64-1) Sunday sales apply, an educational organization may be authorized by the appropriate school board of a public school or the appropriate chief administrative officer of a private, nonprofit school, as the case may be, in that county to conduct, on the appropriate school premises, no more than 10 fundraising events on any 10 Sundays in a calendar year. Each event shall be subject to separate approval by the board or chief administrative officer, as the case may be. The 10-day limitation provided for herein shall apply to all educational organizations for which a fundraising event would be subject to the approval of a single school district or chief administrative officer, as the case may be.
c.The governing body of a municipality may, by ordinance or resolution, provide that the provisions of this section will not be applicable in that municipality or may regulate or otherwise limit the fundraising events permitted by this act.
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