Township of Robinson, PA
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Robinson 4-7-1962 by Ord. No. 2-1962 (Ch. 13, Part 3, of the 1985 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
MECHANICAL AMUSEMENT DEVICE
Any mechanical device, machine or apparatus whatsoever for the playing of games or other amusement which is played or becomes available or usable for play by the insertion therein of a coin or metal or other type disc or token whatsoever. "Mechanical amusement device" as used herein shall not mean a mechanical musical device or jukebox or vending machine of any nature.
PERSON
Every natural person, copartnership, association or firm. Whenever used in any clause prescribing and imposing a penalty, the term "person" as applied to associations shall mean the partners or members thereof and, as applied to a corporation, the officers thereof.
A tax or license fee for general revenue purposes upon the privilege of using for profit within the Township of Robinson any mechanical amusement device as herein defined. Such tax shall be payable at the following rate: on each mechanical amusement device, $25 for the calendar year or any portion thereof.
Any person desiring to procure a license for a mechanical amusement device is to apply therefor, in writing, to the Secretary of the Township Board of Supervisors on forms to be provided by the Township.
No license shall be granted until a period of five days shall have elapsed from the date of the delivery of the application to the Township officials, during which time they may, at their discretion, investigate the facts set forth in the application.
Nothing in this chapter shall in any way be construed to authorize, license or permit any gambling devices whatsoever or any mechanism that has been judicially determined to be a gambling device, or in any way contrary to law, or that may be contrary to any future laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Upon payment of the license fee provided by this chapter, the Township Officials shall issue a receipt setting forth the number of the license for each machine so licensed, together with the manufacturer's number and the proper identification marks of the machine so that each machine may be properly identified by its license number.
Licenses granted shall not be transferable.
Licenses shall be issued only to the owner or the lessee of the premises in which the mechanical device is installed.
From and after May 7, 1962, no person shall at any time have in his, their or its possession within the Township of Robinson any pin ball machine without first having procured a license thereof as heretofore provided in this chapter.
[Amended 9-9-1985 by Ord. No. 1-85; at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.