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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 Red Lion
Jurisdiction Type Other, .
Population Size 5,000-50,000
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. § 13-302.

Health-related goal?
Yes

See reference to "produce" (fruits and vegetables). § 13-302(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, meat and milk products. § 13-302(2).

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 13-301

Addresses implementation?
Yes

License review and issuance duties are assigned to the Borough office. § 13-303, -304.

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

"Any person who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days." § 13-307.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Section 13-302 is located in Chapter 13 (Licenses, Permits and General Business Regulations), Part 3 (Transient Retail Merchants). History: Ord. 7511-22, 11/12/1975; as amended by Ord. 12/14/1977, 12/14/1977; and by Ord. 9711-6, 11/12/1997, § 193-2.