CHAPTER 531
MOVING PICTURES

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Sec. 29-112. Fees.
Sec. 29-117. Moving picture licenses. Fees. Penalty.

      Sec. 29-112. Fees. The following fees shall be collected by the commissioner and by him paid to the State Treasurer: For inspection and annual approval of any premises or place where moving picture films are used or exhibited, fifty dollars; for inspection and approval of any projection room or area as defined in regulations adopted under section 29-109, twenty-five dollars; for inspection of any other building or plan of building, incident to the administration of section 29-109, twenty-five dollars. Permits and approvals issued under the provisions of said sections may be for definite dates only, but, unless otherwise specified, shall cover the premises described from date of issue until the first day of February next following.

      (1949 Rev., S. 3697; 1961, P.A. 29; P.A. 80-297, S. 14, 20; P.A. 89-188, S. 3, 9; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6, S. 57, 117; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-1, S. 140.)

      History: 1961 act changed termination date of permits and approvals from September 1 to February 1; P.A. 80-297 raised fee for inspection of premises from $10 to $25 and raised all other inspection fees from $5 to $10; P.A. 89-188 deleted obsolete references to Sec. 29-110 and to "fire-proof booth", replacing the latter with "area"; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6 raised fee for inspection of premises from $25 to $35; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-1 increased fees from $35 to $50 and from $10 to $25, effective July 1, 2007.

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      Sec. 29-117. Moving picture licenses. Fees. Penalty. No person shall exhibit, show or use any moving picture film, reel or view in any place to which an admission fee is charged, except in a church, parish house, school or other building of a religious, ecclesiastical or educational organization in furtherance of its purposes, without a license for such purpose issued by the Commissioner of Public Safety. The commissioner, after investigation, shall issue the license required herein to any person found by him to be a suitable person, provided he shall have received a written application therefor, which application shall describe the location of the place and shall give its seating capacity and such other information as the commissioner requires. Such license shall be effective until September first next following its issuance, unless suspended or revoked for cause, and the applicant shall pay for the same and for each renewal thereof the sum of fifty dollars. When any person so licensed exhibits, shows or uses or permits to be exhibited, shown or used in any place described in such license any moving picture film, title, subtitle or part thereof, reel or view of an immoral, degrading or criminal character, or which is unlawful under the provisions of section 53a-194 or 53a-196, the commissioner may, upon complaint or upon his own motion, suspend or revoke the license of such person. No license shall be granted to any person to whom two of the licenses issued have been either suspended or revoked. Any person, or the officer of any corporation, violating any provision of this section shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than one year or both.

      (1949 Rev., S. 3702; 1971, P.A. 871, S. 109; P.A. 77-614, S. 486, 610; P.A. 80-297, S. 15, 20; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6, S. 58, 117; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-1, S. 141.)

      History: 1971 act substituted reference to Secs. 53a-194 and 53a-196 for reference to Sec. 53-245; P.A. 77-614 replaced commissioner of state police with commissioner of public safety, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-297 increased license fee from $10 to $25; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6 raised license fee to $35; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-1 increased fee for licensure from $35 to $50, effective July 1, 2007.

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