[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Liverpool 5-6-1946 by Ord. No. 38; amended in its entirety 5-26-1987 by L.L. No. 2-1987 (Ch. 38 of the 1987 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Curfew — See Ch. 170.
This chapter shall be known as the "Village of Liverpool Local Law to Regulate Stores or Centers with Coin-Operated Amusement Devices, Either Electronic or Mechanical, Excepting Kiddie or Juvenile Riding-Type Games."
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any person, firm, partnership, corporation or association displaying or maintaining for use and operation any jukebox, video game or mechanical amusement device or otherwise permitting the use or operation of such device for a fee or charge.
- A record owner, contract purchaser, lessee, assignee, bailee, receiver or trustee.
Stores or centers containing four or more coin-operated amusement devices, either electronic or mechanical, shall be known as "games parlors," and owners and operators thereof shall be required to obtain a games parlor license, Class A, for the operation thereof; all other establishments in the Village, such as but not limited to department or grocery stores, restaurants, bars, taverns, etc., shall obtain a casual use license, Class B.
Application shall be made to the Village Clerk, and no such center or store shall be operated without such license being available for inspection at all times.
Licenses will only be issued to responsible persons over 21 years of age and shall not be issued to any persons with a record of a conviction of a felony, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude and/or violations relating to possession, use or sale of drugs or regulated substances; unless such person can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the issuing officer that he or she is rehabilitated and has been without further charges for a reasonable time after such conviction.
Any such store or center to be licensed must be in compliance with the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code relating to places of public assembly, the entire premises must be visible from the street, and said premises must be kept clean and orderly at all times.
The operator of said stores or centers shall not allow gambling, drinking or possession, use or sale of drugs, except when duly licensed, vulgar language or smoking and shall keep the premises orderly at all times.
The operator of said premises will be responsible to see that no children or youths are on said premises at times when they should be in school; that no child under the age of 13 years shall be operating electronic or pinball machines without the presence or supervision of a parent or legal guardian; and that all youths subject to the Village curfew shall leave such premises by 10:00 p.m.
Signs stating the rules contained in this chapter shall be prominently displayed.
Bona fide youth clubs, such as the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, church groups, etc., may obtain permits to operate on an exempt basis and shall not be required to pay fees upon demonstration to the issuing officer that all other provisions of this chapter shall be complied with and that the supervision will be exemplary.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in § 1-12 of Chapter 1, General Provisions. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.