[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Kingsbury 9-12-1988 by L.L. No. 8-1988 (Ch. 50 of the 1983 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Bingo — See Ch. 86.
Editor's Note: This local law passed at referendum held 11-8-1988.
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 the General Municipal Law.
- GAMES OF CHANCE
- A game of chance as defined in Subdivision 3 of § 186 of the General Municipal Law.
The Town Board of the Town of Kingsbury hereby declares that the raising of funds for the promotion of bona fide charitable, educational, scientific, health, religious and patriotic causes and undertakings is in the public interest.
Authorized organizations may, upon the obtaining of a license from the Town Clerk of the Town of Kingsbury, New York, conduct games of chance within the Town of Kingsbury as provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, as the same may be amended from time to time, and as provided further in this chapter. Such games of chance shall be conducted in accordance with the general state law and with the rules and regulations of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and this chapter, as the same may be amended from time to time.
The conduct of games of chance authorized by this chapter shall be subject to those restrictions contained in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and in other applicable statutory and case law and the rules and regulations of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
Games of chance on the first day of the week, commonly known as "Sunday," may be conducted pursuant to this chapter and appropriate statutes and regulations.
Any person, association, corporation or organization who or which shall make any false statement in any application for any license authorized to be issued for the conduct of games of chance in the Town of Kingsbury or in any statement annexed thereto or who or which shall violate any of the provisions and restrictions contained in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall forfeit any license issued to it under this chapter authorizing the conduct of games of chance in the Town of Kingsbury and shall be ineligible to apply for another license for at least one year hereafter.
Except as may otherwise be provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, the provisions of this chapter shall not be effective in the Town of Kingsbury, County of Washington, State of New York, unless and until a proposition submitted at a general or special election shall be approved by a vote of the majority of the qualified electors in said Town of Kingsbury, County of Washington, State of New York. Upon an approving vote, this chapter shall take effect immediately upon the filing of said chapter with the office of the Secretary of State.