The following words and terms, when used in this Division R shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
CANVASSER. An individual who goes from place-to-place, including private property and private residences, without an invitation from the owner or occupant, for the purpose of asking for votes, opinions, signatures, membership, etc. or distributing or dispersing information, data, opinions, messages, etc. CANVASSERS also include persons who seek to obtain funds, contributions or donations as a secondary purpose to their canvassing.
DWELLING UNIT. One or more rooms arranged for residential use containing cooking, living, sanitary and sleeping facilities and physically separated from any other rooms or dwelling units which may be in the same structure.
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 transient merchant sales are being conducted with sufficient specificity to enable follow-up verification by the of the organization’s tax exempt status.
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 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.
ISSUING AUTHORITY. The City of Bloomington License Section.
REGULATED ACTIVITY. Going from place-to-place (1) advertising or selling any product, service or procuring orders for the sale of merchandise or personal services for future delivery or future performance; or, (2) seeking donations of money or property on behalf of any person, organization or cause; and, (3) including the door-to-door activity of and exempt organizations.
SOLICITOR. An individual who goes from place-to-place, including private property and private residences, without an invitation from the owner or occupant, for the purpose of: (1) advertising, promoting, selling, leasing, installing or explaining any product, service, organization or cause; and (2) seeking donations of money or property on behalf of any nonprofit, political or educational organization or for the purpose of procuring orders for the sale of merchandise or personal services for future delivery or future performance, whether or not the individual has a sample of the merchandise or is collecting advance payments for the orders. SOLICITOR shall also include the activity which has as its ultimate purpose the obtaining of orders.
WITHIN THE CITY. A physical presence within the corporate limits of the City of Bloomington.
(1958 Code, § 142.40) (Ord. 35, passed 3-9-1954; Ord. 74-110, passed 11-18-1974, renumbered to § 142.38; Ord. 93-22, passed 4-26-1993; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; Ord. 2003-61, passed 12-15-2003; Ord. 2007-25, passed 8-6-2007; Ord. 2016-12, passed 6-6-2016)