741.14  FEES FOR OWNING AND OPERATING COIN-OPERATED AMUSEMENT DEVICES OR VENDING MACHINES.
   (a)   Persons owning and operating coin-operated merchandise, service, amusement or music devices or vending machines shall obtain annual licenses and pay the fees prescribed in this section.
   (b)   The liability for the license to operate any type of coin-operated merchandise, service, amusement or music devices or vending machines shall be upon the owner of the machine.  The ownership shall be established by either a bill of sale, paid invoice or a conditional sales contract which has been recorded in the applicable county clerk's office.  The leasing of such a machine shall not be considered as a transfer of ownership of the machine and where a lessor-lessee relationship exists, the lessor shall be liable for the applicable license and fees.
   (c)   The annual license fee to own and operate a coin-operated baggage or parcel checking machine or device which is used for the storage of baggage or parcels of any character shall be fifty cents ($0.50) for each section of any such device which is operated on the coin-in-the-slot principle.
   (d)   The annual license fee to own and operate any coin-operated toilet locker or device, sanitary napkin device or bed vibrator device shall be fifty cents ($0.50) for every such locker or device.
   (e)   The annual license fee to own and operate any coin-operated amusement or music devices, shall be a follows:
      (1)   Where a person owns fewer than twenty such devices, the fee for each device is:
 
For one-cent devices
$  2.00
For five-cent devices
    5.00
For ten-cent devices
  10.00
For devices requiring more than
   ten cents
  12.50
      (2)   Where a person owns and operates twenty or more such devices, the aggregate fee to the owner is:
 
For one-cent devices
$  50.00
For five-cent devices
  100.00
For ten-cent devices
  150.00
For devices requiring more than ten
    cents
  250.00
   The operator of more than one type of device shall pay the highest fee prescribed.
      (3)   Any device taking more than one denomination of coin shall be licensed on the basis of the largest denomination of coin taken or the total of coins necessary to make the device function.
   (f)   The annual license fee to own and operate coin-operated merchandise or service devices shall be as follows:
      (1)   Where a person owns and operates fewer than twenty such devices, the fee for each device is:
 
For one-cent devices
$2.00
For five-cent devices
5.00
For ten-cent devices
10.00
For devices requiring more than
   ten cents
12.50
      (2)   Where a person owns and operates twenty or more such devices, the aggregate annual fee to the owner is:
 
For one-cent devices
$50.00
For five-cent devices
100.00
For ten-cent devices
150.00
For devices requiring more than ten
    cents
250.00
   The operator of more than one type of device shall pay the highest fee prescribed.
      (3)   Any device taking more than one denomination of coin shall be licensed on the basis of the largest denomination of coin taken or the total of coins necessary to make the device function.
   (g)   No license fee shall be required of stores or businesses owning and operating machines or devices described in this section and owned by them in their own licensed stores.  Provided however, that where the principal business is the operation of the machines or devices, then the licenses shall be obtained as outlined above.
   (h)   The provisions of this section shall not be applicable to any pay telephone, postage stamp vending machines or currency changing machines operated on the coin-in-the-slot principle.