Town of Amenia, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Amenia 6-12-1958. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Games of chance — See Ch. 72.

§ 40-1 License required; restrictions.

[Amended 5-28-1963]
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, as defined in § 476 of 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 Amenia, subject to the provisions of this chapter, Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law and Article 19-B of the Executive Law and the following restrictions:
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization other than a licensee under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law 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.
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 percentage of the receipts or net profits derived from the operation of such game.
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.
Editor's Note: See Art. 19-B of the Executive Law.
The entire net proceeds of any game of bingo and of any rental shall be devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the same.
No prize shall exceed the sum or value of $250 in any single game of bingo.
No series of prizes on any one bingo occasion shall aggregate more than $1,000.
No person except a bona fide member of any such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game.
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any game of bingo.
The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any willful violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.

§ 40-2 Games on Sunday.

[Added 1-29-1973]
Bingo shall be permitted to be played on Sunday, provided that no such games shall begin prior to 2:00 p.m.

§ 40-3 Approval of proposition required.

This chapter shall remain inoperative unless and until it shall have been approved by a majority of the qualified electors of the Town of Amenia voting on a proposition therefor submitted at a general or specific election held within such town.[1]
Editor's Note: The proposition was approved by the voters at a special election on 7-7-1958.