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Policy Summary

This provision exempts certain people from having to pay for a transient retail merchant license (though it still requires them to register and obtain license). Exempted persons include those making and selling food and other goods for purposes of donating the proceeds, farmers selling their own produce, and manufacturers and producers of bread and bakery products, meat and meat products, or milk and milk products.

Background Information

State Pennsylvania
Jurisdiction Name Dallastown
Jurisdiction Type Other, .
Population Size Under 5,000 People
Legal Strategies
  • Creates an exemption
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Unclear

See references to sales of donated produce/goods for charitable, and philanthropic purpose. § 198-2(B).

Health-related goal?
Yes

See reference to farmers selling own "produce" (fruits and vegetables). §198-2.

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
Yes

This provision creates license fee exemption for farmers selling products that they have grown, as well as for manufacturers and producers of bread/bakery items, meat and milk products. § 198-2.

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 198-1

Addresses implementation?
Yes

License review and issuance duties are assigned to the Borough Manager. § 198-4.

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

"Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, for each and every such violation, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fine and costs by imprisonment for not more than 30 days." § 198-6, -7.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Section 198-2 is located in Part II (General Legislation), Chapter 198 (Transient Retail Merchants). History: adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Dallastown 5-10-1982 by Ord. No. 343.