Chapter 7.12
DANCE HALLS

Sections:

7.12.010    General purpose.

7.12.020    License fees.

7.12.030    Auditor – Licensor.

7.12.040    License subject to conditions.

7.12.050    Peace officer.

7.12.060    Restriction.

7.12.070    Duty to enforce.

7.12.080    Violation.

7.12.090    Effective date.

SOURCE:    ADOPTED:

Ord. A, 1945    01/22/45

AMENDED SOURCE:    ADOPTED:

Ord. 845    06/02/09

7.12.010 General purpose.

This chapter is for the purpose of fixing license fees and administration rules and regulations for public dances within Clallam County, and also outside the limits of incorporated cities and villages; under and pursuant to the sections of Remington Revised Statutes designated in the ordinance codified in this chapter.

7.12.020 License fees.

The annual license fee and the fee for one dance shall be as listed in the Consolidated Fee Schedule (Chapter 5.100 CCC).

7.12.030 Auditor – Licensor.

Licenses hereunder shall be issued by the County Auditor of Clallam County, Washington, and no license shall be issued to any person who has been twice convicted of a violation of this chapter, or of the statutes above designated.

7.12.040 License subject to conditions.

No license shall be issued to any person or organization until it shall be shown to the satisfaction of the licensing official hereinafter named, that the building in which such dance or dances will be held fully complies with all provisions of the ordinances of Clallam County, Washington, relating to fire regulations, and with all rules and regulations of the Health Department of the State of Washington, and that such building is equipped with indoor toilet facilities.

7.12.050 Peace officer.

It shall be the duty of every dance hall operator to have on duty at all times that a dance is being held an officer duly deputized by the Sheriff of Clallam County, whose sole duty shall be that of maintaining order, and whose services shall be paid for by such operator.

7.12.060 Restriction.

All persons under the age of 18 years, who have gained admission to dance by the purchase of a ticket, and who thereafter leave the dance hall, shall not be readmitted until he, or she, has purchased another ticket equal in price to the original price of admission; provided, however, that this provision shall not apply to members of the Armed Forces of the United States.

7.12.070 Duty to enforce.

It shall be the duty of all persons or organizations obtaining dance hall licenses to see that all of the provisions of Sections 8303-1 to 8303-7, inclusive, Remington Revised Statutes of Washington, and of this chapter are strictly enforced and observed, and failure to do so shall be sufficient cause for immediate revocation of all licenses issued hereunder.

7.12.080 Violation.

Any person who shall violate or fail to comply with any provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine in any sum not exceeding $250, or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

7.12.090 Effective date.

This chapter shall take effect 60 days from date of adoption.