Town of Monroe, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Monroe: Article I, 12-17-1962, approved by referendum 1-21-1963; Article II, 4-4-1977 by L.L. No. 3, 1977, approved by referendum 6-7-1977. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-17-1962]

§ 21-1 Conduct of games by authorized organizations permitted.

It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, as defined in Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, upon obtaining the required license, to conduct the game of bingo within the territorial limits of the Town of Monroe, subject to the provisions of this Article and the applicable provisions of the General Municipal Law and the Executive Law as now effective or as hereafter amended.

§ 21-2 License required.

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

§ 21-3 Rentals of premises based upon bingo receipts or profits prohibited.

No bingo games 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 game.

§ 21-4 Purchases of bingo equipment restricted.

No authorized organization licensed under the provisions of said Article 14-H 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 or from another authorized organization.

§ 21-5 Use of proceeds restricted.

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

§ 21-6 Maximum value of single prize.

No prize shall exceed the sum or value of $250 in any single game of bingo.

§ 21-7 Maximum value of all prizes on one occasion.

No series of prizes on any one bingo occasion shall aggregate more than $1,000.

§ 21-8 Management and operation restricted to members.

No person except a bona fide member of any such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game.

§ 21-9 Managers and operators not to receive remuneration.

No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any game of bingo.

§ 21-10 Penalties for offenses.

The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any willful violation of any provision of any local law or ordinance shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.

§ 21-11 Provisions subject to approval by electors.

This Article shall not become operative unless and until it shall have been approved by a majority of the qualified electors of the Town of Monroe voting on a proposition therefor submitted at a general or special election.
[Adopted 4-4-1977 by L.L. No. 3, 1977]

§ 21-12 Statutory authority; title.

This Article is enacted pursuant to the authority of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, and shall be known as the "Games of Chance Law of the Town of Monroe."

§ 21-13 Definitions.

[Amended 5-1-1978 by L.L. No. 3, 1978]
The words and terms used in this Article shall have the same meanings as such words and terms are used in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, unless otherwise provided herein or unless the context requires a different meaning. The word "town" means the Town of Monroe and "officer" means the chief law enforcement officer of Orange County.

§ 21-14 Games of chance authorized; restrictions.

A. 
Games of chance may be conducted in the town by an authorized organization, after obtaining a license therefor, in accordance with the provisions, requirements and limitations of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, the rules and regulations of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and this Article.
B. 
The conduct of games of chance on Sundays is authorized, except as otherwise provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.

§ 21-15 When effective.

This Article shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State after approval thereof by the voters of the town voting thereon at a special town election to be held for such purpose.