Chapter 19A Pinball Machines

Section 19A-1. Definitions.

As used in this chapter the following terms shall have the meaning assigned to them: "Clerk." The Town Clerk of the Town of Easton.

"Owner." Any person upon whose premises pinball machines are located and in operation; if the pinball machines are located on leased premises, then the lessee thereof shall be considered the owners for the purpose of this chapter.

"Pinball Machine." Any electronic or mechanical device, activated by deposit of money, which, when activated, enables the user or users thereof to engage in games of skill, luck, or a combination thereof; this term shall include pinball machines, as that term is commonly understood, and electronic video games, as that term is commonly understood. This term shall exclude slot machines and other gambling devices.

(Ordinance 101 effective 6/8/1981)

Section 19A-2. Registration required.

All owners of pinball machines shall register each machine with the Clerk within 30 days of the effective date of this chapter. Upon registering, each owner shall provide the Clerk with the following information of the location of each machine, the make or type of each machine, the hours in which each machine shall be available to the public for playing, and if the machine is leased, then he lessor of the machine and the lessor's address. (Ordinance 101 effective 6/8/1981)

Section 19A-3. License.

Upon the registration of each machine, the Clerk shall issue license for the operation thereof, each such license shall be prominently displayed on, at or near the location of each pinball machine. (Ordinance 101 effective 6/8/1981)

Section 19A-4. License fee.

Before issuing a license under the provision of this chapter, the Clerk shall collect a license fee of $25 for each machine. (Ordinance 101 effective 6/8/1981)

Section 19A-5. Duration of license; renewal.

All licenses issued under the provisions of this Chapter shall expire on the last day of March next following the date of issue, and may be renewed upon application of the owner and payment of a Twenty-five Dollar ($25.00) renewal fee. No license shall be issued for less than a full years' fee. (Ordinance 201 effective 7/14/1991, historical reference 101)

Section 19A-6. Penalties.

Failure to register a pinball machine or to obtain a license therefor shall constitute a municipal infraction and shall be punishable by a fine of $25 for each day of violation. (Ordinance 101 effective 6/8/1981)