Town of Sweden, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Sweden 9-13-1978. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Games of chance — See Ch. 120.

§ 62-1 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to authorize, pursuant to the authority of the New York State Constitution, Article 1, § 9, and General Municipal Law Article 14-H, the conducting by authorized organizations, upon obtaining a license therefor, of games of bingo within the territorial limits of the Town of Sweden, outside the Village of Brockport, subject to the provisions of this chapter, the provisions of said General Municipal Law Article 14-H, and the rules and regulations of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.

§ 62-2 Authorization.

It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license therefor as provided by Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, to conduct games of bingo as defined by General Municipal Law § 476 within the territorial limits of the Town of Sweden, outside the Village of Brockport, subject to the provisions of this chapter, the provisions of General Municipal Law Article 14-H, and the rules and regulations of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.

§ 62-3 License required.

No person, firm, association, organization or corporation other than a licensee under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law shall conduct games of bingo or shall lease or make available for conducting games of bingo a hall or other premises for any consideration whatsoever, direct or indirect.

§ 62-4 Rental agreements.

No game of bingo shall be held, operated or conducted on or within any leased premises if rental under such lease is to be paid, wholly or partly, on the basis of a percentage of the receipts or net profits derived from the operation of such games.

§ 62-5 Supplies; equipment.

No authorized organization licensed under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law shall purchase or receive any supplies or equipment specifically designed or adapted for use in the conduct of bingo games from other than a supplier licensed under the Bingo Control Law[1] or from another authorized organization.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Article 19-B, § 430 et seq., of the Executive Law.

§ 62-6 Use of proceeds.

The entire net proceeds of any game of bingo and of any rental shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purpose of the organization permitted to conduct the same.

§ 62-7 Prizes.

[Amended 8-22-2006 by L.L. No. 3-2006]
No prize shall exceed the sum or value of $1,000 in any single game of bingo. No series of prizes on any one occasion of game of bingo shall aggregate more than $3,000.

§ 62-8 Management or operation of games.

A. 
No person except a bona fide member of an authorized organization shall participate in the management or operation of such games.
B. 
No person shall receive any remuneration for participation in the management or operation of any game of bingo.

§ 62-9 Additional restrictions.

A. 
No games of bingo shall be conducted on Sunday under any license issued under Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law unless requested by a separate license application or an amendment to a current license and specifically approved by the Town Board of the Town of Sweden. Sunday bingo games shall be limited to four occasions per year per licensee.
[Amended 8-20-1986]
B. 
No person under the age of 18 years shall be permitted to play any game or games of bingo conducted pursuant to any license issued under Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law unless accompanied by an adult.
C. 
No person under the age of 18 years shall be permitted to conduct or assist in the conduct of any game or games of bingo.
D. 
No game or games of bingo shall be conducted in any room or outdoor area where alcoholic beverages are sold, served or consumed during the progress of the game or games.

§ 62-10 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 8-22-2006 by L.L. No. 3-2006]
The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any willful violation of any provisions of this chapter shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor, subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.

§ 62-11 When effective.

This chapter shall not become effective unless and until:
A. 
It shall have been approved by a majority of the electors voting on a proposition submitted at a special or general election held within the Town of Sweden;[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: This legislation passed at referendum held 10-3-1978.
B. 
After due publication and posting as provided by law; and
C. 
Filing of a certified copy of the same with the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.