[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Franklin 11-1-1983 by Bylaw Amendment 83-47. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Peace and good order — See Ch. 125.
No person or entity shall keep or cause to be kept, operate or suffer to be operated, in a single business establishment or on the same premises, more than five automatic amusement devices, as defined in § 52-2 of this chapter.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AUTOMATIC AMUSEMENT DEVICES
- Any mechanical or electronic automatic amusement device, whether coin-operated or not, as defined under but not limited to MGL c. 140, § 177A(2), including electronic video games but not including private, in-home use of such devices and not including the following devices, whether coin-operated or not: jukeboxes, pool or billiard tables, bowling alleys and athletic training devices.
This chapter, which prohibits the operation of more than five automatic amusement devices in any establishment, has been proposed and enacted to prevent pedestrian and traffic congestion, littering, vandalism and loitering and is based on the policy that the operation of a limited number of such devices in a single business establishment or premises may be consistent with the public good but that the operation in such premises of larger numbers of such devices is, in balance, harmful to the public good.