Chapter 5.11
PANORAM LICENSES

Sections:

5.11.010    Definitions.

5.11.020    Panoram location license—Required.

5.11.030    Panoram location license—Nontransferability—Fee.

5.11.040    Panoram operator’s license.

5.11.050    Panoram device license.

5.11.060    Panoram premises regulations.

5.11.070    Use by minors prohibited.

5.11.080    Premises prohibited within three hundred feet of a school.

5.11.090    Separate violations.

5.11.100    Severability.

5.11.010 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings ascribed to them:

1.    “Code administration manager” means the code administration manager of the city of Yakima.

2.    “Peepshow” and “panoram” mean any mechanical device which upon insertion of a coin or by other means, exhibits or displays a picture or view on film.

3.    “Person” means any natural person, partnership, corporation or any combination thereof. (Ord. 93-74 § 1, 1993: Ord. 2080 § 1 (part), 1977).

5.11.020 Panoram location license—Required.

It is unlawful for any person who owns or occupies any premises for business purposes to display, exhibit, expose or maintain upon those premises any peepshow or panoram without having obtained a license to do so according to the provisions of this chapter, which license shall be designated a panoram location license. The license required under this chapter is separate from and in addition to the business license issued under Chapter 5.52 YMC, which may also be required when applicable. (Ord. 2020-006 § 2, 2020: Ord. 2080 § 1 (part), 1977).

5.11.030 Panoram location license—Nontransferability—Fee.

Each panoram location license shall be issued to a particular person named therein and shall be issued for a particular location to be stated in the license. The panoram location license fee shall be thirty-seven dollars and sixty-seven cents per year and all such licenses shall expire one year from the date of their issuance by the city. No such license shall be transferable for use at any location other than the location stated in the license. A panoram location license issued under the provisions of this section shall be prominently displayed on the premises for which it is issued. (Ord. 3143 § 1, 1988: Ord. 3002 § 1, 1987: Ord. 2926 § 1, 1985: Ord. 2838 § 1, 1985: Ord. 2736 § 1, 1983: Ord. 2080 § 1 (part), 1977).

5.11.040 Panoram operator’s license.

A.    It is unlawful for any person, for business purposes, to own, exhibit or display for use, or to place by lease or otherwise for the use, exhibit or display by another person, for business purposes, any panoram or peepshow without a license which shall be designated a panoram operator’s license.

B.    The fee for the panoram operator’s license shall be thirty-seven dollars and sixty-eight cents per year. Panoram operator’s licenses shall expire one year from the date of issuance by the city and such licenses shall be nontransferable. (Ord. 3143 § 2, 1988; Ord. 3002 § 2, 1987; Ord. 2926 § 1, 1985: Ord. 2838 § 2, 1985: Ord. 2736 § 2, 1983; Ord. 2080 § 1 (part), 1977).

5.11.050 Panoram device license.

A.    It is unlawful for any person who owns or occupies any premises for business purposes to exhibit or display for use on those premises any peepshow or panoram without having obtained a license for each such panoram or peepshow device, which license shall be designated a panoram device license.

B.    The fee for each panoram device license shall be thirty-seven dollars and sixty-seven cents per year. Panoram device licenses shall expire one year from the date of issuance by the city. Each panoram device license shall be issued to the applicant named in the license application, and shall be issued for a specific location and for a specific device identified on the application and license. Each panoram device shall have securely affixed to it, in a conspicuous place, a tag or label identifying the panoram device to be currently licensed, which tag or label shall be furnished by the city; and it is unlawful to exhibit or display for use any panoram or peepshow which does not have such panoram device identification tag or label conspicuously attached to it. Panoram device licenses shall not be transferable to any license holder, location or device other than as specified in the license. (Ord. 3143 § 3, 1988; Ord. 3002 § 3, 1987; Ord. 2926 § 3, 1985: Ord. 2838 § 3, 1985; Ord. 2736 § 3, 1983; Ord. 2080 § 1 (part), 1977).

5.11.060 Panoram premises regulations.

A.    It is unlawful for any person to occupy any premises required by this chapter to be licensed by a panoram location license, unless the interior of the premises is arranged in such a manner so that the area from which panoram pictures or film is to be viewed, and from the waist down, any person viewing such panoram pictures or film, is visible from the entrance of such premises.

B.    It is unlawful for the owner, operator or person in charge of a panoram or peepshow business premises to lock or permit to be locked any doors to public areas of such premises during business hours.

C.    For the purpose of determining compliance with this chapter and with Section 6.04.375, any room or area within any peepshow or panoram business premises shall be readily accessible for inspection by any law enforcement officer during all times when the public is permitted to enter and remain upon the premises. It is unlawful for any person to hinder or obstruct a law enforcement officer engaged in performing an inspection under this subsection.

D.    A person who owns, operates or who is otherwise in charge of a panoram or peepshow business premises shall maintain illumination generally distributed in all parts of the premises of such an intensity to permit a person of average eyesight to clearly see therein, at all times when the public is permitted to enter and remain upon such premises. It is unlawful for any person to own, operate or otherwise be in charge of such premises without complying with the requirements of this subsection. (Ord. 2080 § 1 (part), 1977).

5.11.070 Use by minors prohibited.

It is unlawful for anyone under the age of eighteen years to use a panoram or peepshow operated for business purposes so as to be required to be licensed under this chapter, and it is unlawful for any operator or owner of such device or for any manager or other person in charge of the premises where such device is kept, maintained or operated for business purposes to permit or allow anyone under eighteen years of age to use such device. (Ord. 2080 § 1 (part), 1977).

5.11.080 Premises prohibited within three hundred feet of a school.

The code administration manager shall not issue a panoram location license for, nor shall any panoram or peepshow be used or operated in, any premises within three hundred feet of the grounds or building of any school. (Ord. 93-74 § 2, 1993: Ord. 2080 § 1 (part), 1977).

5.11.090 Separate violations.

Each day of a violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense. (Ord. 2080 § 1 (part), 1977).

5.11.100 Severability.

If any clause, part or section of this chapter shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such judgment shall not affect or invalidate the remainder of this chapter nor the application of any such clause, part or section to any other person, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, part or section directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment was rendered. (Ord. 2080 § 1 (part), 1977).