The following words and terms, when used in this Division E, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
DOING BUSINESS BY APPOINTMENT. A bona fide appointment, and not merely obtained by going door-to-door in conjunction with the taking of orders, offering for sale or selling.
EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS. Tax-exempt, nonprofit, charitable, religious and educational organizations pursuant to § 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code or tax-exempt political organizations under § 527 of the Internal Revenue Code and registered pursuant to M.S. § 10A.14, as it may be amended from time to time. Exempt political solicitors also include candidates for public office, members of a candidate’s election committee or persons working on behalf of a candidate or any political issue, including without limitation, initiative, referendum, recall, levy or special ballot question. Charitable organizations, religious organizations and educational organizations must also fall within the definitions therefore of Minnesota Rules part 8130.6200, subparts 2, 3 and 4.
EXEMPT ORGANIZATION IDENTIFICATION. Identification card, business card or other documentation, including printed information on the order sheet, sales receipt, invoice or on the goods being offered for sale, that identifies the on whose behalf the hawking, peddling or sales are being conducted with sufficient specificity to enable follow-up verification by the of the organization’s tax exempt status.
ISSUING AUTHORITY. The City of Bloomington License Section.
PEDDLER or HAWKER. Any person, whether a resident of the city or not, who travels by foot, motor vehicle or any other type of conveyance from place to place, house to house or street to street and who carries or conveys goods or wares, edible and nonedible, offering and exposing the same for sale, lease or installation.
TRANSIENT MERCHANT. Any person, whether a resident of the city or not, who engages in or transacts any temporary and transient business in the city, either in one locality or in traveling from place to place in the city, selling, leasing, maintaining, servicing, repairing, altering, replacing, moving or installing or causing to be sold, leased, maintained, serviced, repaired, altered, replaced, moved or installed, any goods, wares and merchandise and who, for the purpose of carrying on such business, hires, leases, occupies or uses a building, structure, vacant lot or motor vehicle for the exhibition and sale of such goods, wares and merchandise.
(1958 Code, § 139.23) (Ord. 70, passed 1-1-1956; Ord. 74-107, passed 11-18-1974, renumbered to § 139.07; Ord. 80-55, passed 12-15-1980; Ord. 87-77, passed 10-16-1987; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; Ord. 2003-61, passed 12-15-2003; Ord. 2007-25, passed 8-6-2007)