[HISTORY: Adopted Malone Village Board 2-10-1958. Referendum held approving 3-18-1958. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this ordinance is to amend an ordinance adopted by the Village of Malone, New York, on March 18, 1958, authorizing the conduct of bingo in such village to change the reference in such ordinance from Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law to Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, as so renumbered by Chapter 438 of the Laws of 1962, and to set forth therein the following additional amended and renumbered restrictions concerning the conduct of the game of bingo by an authorized organization in such village, as required by Section 479 of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, as amended by Chapter 438 of the Laws of 1962:
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 a 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 or from another authorized organization.
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.
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 ordinance shall constitute and be punishable as an offense.
Pursuant to Section 438 of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, the Chief of Police of the Village of Malone is hereby designated and delegated to exercise the authority granted to the Board of Trustees of the Village of Malone in relation to the issuance, amendment and cancellation of licenses, the conduct of investigations and hearings, the supervision of the operation of the games and the collection and transmission of fees.
The provisions of this ordinance shall remain inoperative unless and until a proposition therefor, submitted at a general or special election in the Village of Malone, shall be approved by a majority vote of the qualified electors in the Village of Malone voting thereon.
Editor's Note: Referendum held approving 3-18-1958.
Bingo games may be conducted on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as Sunday, under any license issued for the holding, operating and conducting thereof pursuant to the provisions of this ordinance.