Transient merchants, regulated by municipality.
shall have power to
license, tax, and regulate transient
merchants, auctioneers, transient, bankrupt, and auction stores, and stores of like nature, gift
business or vocation of like character
, except when carried on by a
person retailing merchandise or products of his own manufacture or production, and except
However, the municipality may exempt from any such licensure, taxation, or regulation a transient
merchant who is retailing merchandise or products that the municipality determines to be of the
person's own manufacture or production. This section does not apply to
the distribution of any
commodity from a railroad car by a cooperative association purchased in car lot for the personal
use of its members.