[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Upper Deerfield as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Amusements and exhibitions — See Ch. 119.
[Adopted 12-20-1988 by Ord. No. 324 (Ch. 32, Art. I, of the 1977 Township Code)]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that it shall be effective on and after January 1, 1989.
The Township Committee is hereby authorized to license bona fide organizations to hold and operate games of chance commonly known as "raffles" in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq., known as the "Raffles Licensing Law," and the provisions of the New Jersey Administrative Code, N.J.A.C. 13:47-1.1 et seq.
Licensees must be qualified and games conducted in accordance with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 5:8-51 and the New Jersey Administrative Code.
Each applicant for such a license shall file with the Township Clerk a written application therefor in the form prescribed by the rules and regulations of the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission and shall comply with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 5:8-52 and 5:8-53.
A special license may be issued to any senior citizen association or club to hold, operate and conduct games of chance solely for the purpose of amusement and recreation of its members, where no player or other person furnishes anything of value for the opportunity to participate: prizes are nominal; only bona fide active members of the organization participate; and no person is paid for conducting or assisting in the conduct of the game. Such license shall be issued without fee and shall be effective for a period of two years.
Upon proper application, the Township Committee may authorize the issuance of a license for the conduct of a game or games of raffles on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as "Sunday."
No person under the age of 18 years shall participate in any game of chance licensed as provided herein.
All licenses issued and games of chance authorized to be held, operated or conducted in the Township of Upper Deerfield shall fully comply in all respects with the statutory provisions of the Raffles Licensing Law, cited as N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq., and the New Jersey Administrative Code, cited as N.J.A.C. 13:47-1.1 et seq.
Subject to the immunity provisions set forth in N.J.S.A. 5:8-67, any person, organization, association, firm or corporation who shall make any false statement in any application for a license or shall otherwise violate the provisions of N.J.S.A. 5:8-68 shall be subject to the penalties prescribed therein.
Any person, organization, association, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction in the Municipal Court of the Township of Upper Deerfield or any other court having jurisdiction pursuant to law, be subject to a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both, in the discretion of the Court. Each and every day that such violation continues shall be considered a further and separate offense.