Borough of Punxsutawney, PA
Jefferson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Punxsutawney as Ch. 3, Art. II, of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Licenses and business regulations — See Ch. 157.
Taxation — See Ch. 213.
Any owner or operator of any music box, jukebox or pinball machine shall secure a license or permit for such operation within the Borough by making application to the Borough Secretary, and the operation of any such device without such license is hereby declared to be illegal.
[Amended 3-14-1983 by Ord. No. 905]
A. 
In accordance with Act 511 of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of 1965, the Local Tax Enabling Act,[1] there is hereby levied and assessed, for general revenue purposes, a tax upon the privilege of operating, within the Borough of Punxsutawney, music systems or jukeboxes and electronic or mechanical amusement devices or game machines actuated by coin or token, at the following rates:
(1) 
For the operation of coin-actuated music systems and jukeboxes, an annual tax of $35 for each such device operated.
(2) 
For the operation of pinball machines, mechanical amusement or game machines or pool tables actuated by coin or token, an annual tax of $50 for each such machine operated.
(3) 
For the operation of electronic or video game machines actuated by coin or token, an annual tax of $70 for each such machine operated.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 6901 et seq.
B. 
The taxes imposed herein, at the stated rates, are effective April 1, 1983, and the tax on machines for the calendar year 1983 is prorated accordingly. For each calendar year hereafter, the tax shall be imposed at the full stated rate until revised, repealed or amended by law.
The license required by this chapter shall be posted in the place of business in a conspicuous part thereof.
The license required by this chapter, if granted, may be issued by the Secretary for a full year or a portion thereof upon payment of the full annual tax or a proportionate part thereof for a lesser period of operation.
The operation of any music box or jukebox or pinball machine within the Borough, without first securing such license or permit and paying to the Borough Secretary the tax levied, shall be considered a public nuisance and shall be abated by the Borough as provided by law.
[Added 8-31-1987 by Ord. No. 943]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter, upon conviction before the District Justice, shall be guilty of a summary offense and shall be subject to pay a fine not to exceed the maximum fine of $300 plus costs of prosecution, or to undergo imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. Each day that such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.