[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fort Plain 1-15-1979 as L.L. No. 1-1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Bingo — See Ch. 65.
The Village of Fort Plain enacts this chapter to exercise its option pursuant to Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law to permit games of chance by authorized organizations within the village limits in the belief that raising funds by means of games of chance for the promotion of bona fide charitable, religious and community causes is in the public interest if conducted pursuant to strict regulations, to discourage commercialization in all its forms and to ensure a maximum availability of the net proceeds of games of chance exclusively for application to the worthy causes and undertakings specified in the General Municipal Law and this chapter.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AUTHORIZED ORGANIZATION
- An authorized organization as defined in Subdivision 4 of § 186 of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
- The New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
- GAMES OF CHANCE
- A game of chance as defined in Subdivision 3 of § 186 of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
Authorized organizations may, upon obtaining a license from the Village Clerk, be thereby authorized to conduct games of chance within the Village of Fort Plain as provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and as further provided in this chapter. Such games of chance shall be conducted in accordance with the General Municipal Law and with the rules and regulations of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and this chapter.
Restrictions upon the conduct of games of chance within the village shall be as set forth in General Municipal Law § 189.
Games of chance on the first day of the week, commonly known as "Sunday," may be conducted pursuant to this chapter and appropriate statute and regulation.
The Chief of Police, as chief law enforcement officer, shall exercise control over and supervision of all games of chance conducted under an appropriately issued license. Such officer shall have all those powers and duties set forth in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
Pursuant to General Municipal Law § 190, Subdivision 3, certain repeat authorized organizations may submit summary applications.
Any person convicted of a violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment of not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Office of the Secretary of State following its approval at a referendum by a majority of qualified voters voting thereon at a general election held pursuant to the provisions of § 23 of the Municipal Home Rule Law.
Editor's Note: This local law was approved at referendum on 3-20-1979.