Borough of Folsom, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Folsom 10-14-1982 by Ord. No. 159. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 71-1 License required; revocation for violation.

On and after the effective date of this chapter, all automatic amusement games of the type commonly known and designated as "pinball" or "bagatelle" amusement games, including video-type games or machines, or similar devices that use a display screen for points, lines and dots of light that can be manipulated to simulate games or other types of entertainment, and all musical entertainment machines, of the type commonly known as "jukeboxes," maintained or used in any public or quasi-public place or in any building, store, or other place wherein the public is invited or wherein the public may enter, shall be licensed by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Folsom, and shall not be operated, maintained, or used within the municipal limits of said Borough of Folsom without first having obtained a license for that purpose; provided, however, that if a license has been issued and the person to whom it has been issued shall thereafter be convicted of a violation of this chapter, said license and every other license held by the licensee, under and by virtue of this chapter, shall immediately be revoked by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Folsom.

§ 71-2 License issuance; term; fees.

The license for the operation, maintenance, or use of such amusement devices, machines, or video-type devices mentioned aforesaid shall be issued to and in the name of the proprietor of the premises wherein the machine is to be operated, maintained, or used and shall be issued for the calendar year commencing September 1 and expiring August 31 at 12:00 midnight, and the fee for the issuance of a license shall be $75 for each game, machine, or device for the said calendar year or any part thereof, except that the fee for the issuance of a license for the musical entertainment machines, commonly known as "jukeboxes," shall be $25 for the said calendar year or any part thereof.

§ 71-3 Date of application.

All applications for the devices or machines specified in this chapter shall be filed with the proper authority no later than the August 1 immediately prior to the term specified in § 71-2; provided; however, that an application for any part of the calendar year specified in § 71-2 may be filed at any time.

§ 71-4 Minimum age requirement.

Any person who shall knowingly permit an individual under the age of 16 years to play or operate any of the machines or devices licensed by this chapter shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter and punishable therefor as herein provided; except, however, this provision shall not apply to those musical entertainment devices which are commonly known as "jukeboxes."

§ 71-5 Purpose. [1]

This chapter is enacted for the purpose of the regulation and control of pinball, bagatelle, video-type, or musical entertainment machines or devices.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 71-6 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction in the Folsom Municipal Court or any other court having jurisdiction, be punished for each offense by a fine not exceeding $1,250, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof. The Judge of the Municipal Court or the Judge of any other court having jurisdiction before whom any person is convicted of violating this chapter shall have the power to impose any fine, term of imprisonment or community service, or any combination thereof, not exceeding the maximum fixed in this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).