731.01  DEFINITIONS.
   As used in this chapter certain terms are defined as follows:
(a)    "Canvassing", "soliciting" or peddling", unless expressly provided for otherwise, means traveling from residence to residence within the City, without having a previous appointment to visit the residence or residences visited, for the purpose of exposing or offering for inspection or sale, goods, wares, merchandise, foodstuffs or any other property, tangible or intangible, of any nature whatsoever, or services or for the purpose of taking or attempting to take orders for the purchase of goods, wares, merchandise, foodstuffs or other property, tangible or intangible, of any nature whatsoever, for future delivery, or of services to be furnished or performed in the future whether directly for the resident or an indirect or "group" basis. "Canvassing", "soliciting" or "peddling" also means the soliciting of funds or other property for charitable or other purposes anywhere within the City.
(b)    Notwithstanding the foregoing, the following are exempt from the provisions of this chapter and not included in the above definition:
(1)    Where the salesperson is a newspaper carrier of customers for a newspaper which he regularly delivers or will regularly deliver.
(2)    Where the sales person is an agent for a local organization which would meet the qualifications for tax exemption as a religious, charitable or benevolent institution under the current federal Internal Revenue Service law or rules or any amendments thereto in the future. "Local" means having its principal place of business in the Bellevue School District.
(c)    "Canvasser", "solicitor" or "peddler" means any person who engages in canvassing, soliciting or peddling.
      (Ord. 15-96. Passed 5-28-96.)