Borough of Moosic, PA
Lackawanna County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Moosic as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-16-2013 by Ord. No. 8-2013]

§ 195-1 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FORM OF IDENTIFICATION
Any ID containing a picture, including a valid driver's license or military ID or, in lieu of a picture card, an unexpired credit card.
HOTEL
A building designed for occupancy as a temporary residence of individuals who are lodged with or without meals and in which no provision is made for cooking in individual rooms or suites.
MOTEL
Synonymous with motor courts and/or motor hotels and refers to a series of attached or semiattached dwelling structures. Each unit has convenient access to parking space for the use of the unit's occupants. The units, with the exception of the manager's office or caretaker's office, are designed to provide sleeping accommodations for automobile transients or overnight guests.
OWNER
The owner of any hotel or motel, including a partnership, individual and/or corporation or any other type of entity.

§ 195-2 Records required.

The owners and/or their employees or agents of any hotel or motel located within the Borough of Moosic are required to obtain from any guest or individuals staying at said facility said guest or person staying at that facility's name, home address and phone number.

§ 195-3 Identification.

The owners of any hotel or motel located within the Borough of Moosic will be required to physically obtain from any and all guests or individuals staying in their facility a form of identification, unless said guest or individual uses a credit card for payment of the room charge.

§ 195-4 Copy and retention of records.

All owners and/or their agents and/or employees of the hotel or motel located within the Borough of Moosic are hereby required to obtain a photocopy of the form of ID provided by the guest or any individuals staying at the hotel, and they are further required to maintain and keep said photocopy of the form of ID for a period not less than 90 days from the last day the guest or person staying there actually stayed at the hotel or motel.

§ 195-5 Violations and penalties.

Any person who violates or permits a violation of this article, upon being convicted before a District Justice, shall pay a fine not exceeding $600 and any costs incurred by the Borough of Moosic, and in default of payment of the fines and costs shall be subject to imprisonment in the Borough jail for a period not exceeding 30 days. Each day of the violation shall be considered separate violations and offenses.