City of Seward, NE
Seward County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Seward as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Offenses — See Ch. 290.
Sexually oriented businesses — See Ch. 329.
[Adopted as Ch. 10, Art. 4, of the 1976 Code]
It shall be unlawful to give, present, or conduct any motion-picture or theatrical performance, for admission to which a fee is charged, except performances given solely for the benefit of and under the supervision of a religious, educational, or charitable organization, without having first secured a license therefor as is herein provided. Application shall be made to the Municipal Clerk. Said application form shall contain such information and documents, or copies thereof, as the governing body deems necessary to determine whether to grant or reject the application. Upon the determination that the granting of the license would be proper and beneficial to the municipality, the governing body shall immediately direct the Municipal Clerk to issue the license to the applicant upon the payment of all occupation taxes and other fees required by ordinance of the governing body. Said license shall be subject to revocation at any time for good and sufficient cause by the governing body upon the issuance of proper notice, and a hearing if the licensee should make such a request. Any person or persons so licensed shall be subject to any bond, fees, or other rules and regulations as may be set by resolution of the governing body for the benefit of the municipality. (Neb. RS 16-226)
No license shall be issued for a longer period than one year, which license shall permit the showing of motion pictures during each and every day, including Sundays, during the term of said license, except as hereinafter provided, and the same may be revoked by the Mayor and Council whenever, upon due proof made, the person licensed shall be shown to have violated any of the provisions of this article.
Any person who shall operate or manage a public motion-picture show shall afford ample, sufficient and suitable means of entrance and exit. He shall take due precaution against accident and casualty. He shall not exhibit, produce or show any immoral or lewd picture; neither shall he show or permit to be shown motion pictures before 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
[Added 4-3-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-10]
Except as otherwise provided herein, any person who violates the prohibitions or provisions of this article shall be deemed guilty of a violation. The penalty for such violation shall be an amount not to exceed $500 for any one offense, recoverable with costs, and in default of said payment the offender shall stand committed to the County Jail until such fine and costs are paid. Each period of 24 hours during or on which a violation occurs or continues shall be deemed a separate offense.[1]
Editor's Note: Former Art. II, Amusement Devices, adopted 12-6-1983 by Ord. No. 30-83 (Ch. 10, Art. 10, of the 1976 Code), as amended, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 5-7-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-14.