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A. Nonprofit, Charitable Purposes: The provisions of this chapter shall not be deemed or construed to require the payment of a license fee to conduct, manage or carry on any business, occupation or activity from any institution or organization which is conducted, managed or carried on wholly for the benefit of charitable purposes or from which profit is not a motive, either directly or indirectly, by an individual, firm or corporation; nor shall any license be required for the conducting of any entertainment, concert, exhibition or lecture on scientific, historical, literary, religious, or moral subjects whenever the receipts of such entertainment, concert, exhibition or lecture are to be appropriated to any church or school, or to any religious or benevolent purpose; nor shall any license be required for the conducting of any entertainment, dance, concert, exhibition or lecture by any religious, charitable, fraternal, educational, military, state, county or municipal organization or association whenever the receipts of any such entertainment, dance, concert, exhibition or lecture are to be appropriated for the purposes and objects for which such association or organization was formed and from which profit is not derived, either directly or indirectly, by any individual, firm or corporation; nor shall any license be required for practicing the religious tenets of any church or denomination; provided, however, that nothing in this section contained shall be deemed to exempt any such institution or organization from complying with the provisions of any ordinance of the city requiring such institution or organization to obtain a permit from the city council or other proper officer or officers or bodies to conduct, manage, or carry on any such entertainment, concert, exhibition, dance or lecture.
B. Proof Of Exemption: Every person, firm or association who shall claim exemption from payment of a business license either through the provisions of this chapter or any state or federal law, shall be required to appear before the city clerk and present documentary or other proof that the person, firm, association or corporation is entitled to the exemption claimed and the city clerk is empowered and it shall be his duty to require proof beyond reasonable doubt that the party claiming exemption is so entitled by law or this chapter. (Ord. 07-02, 2-26-2007)