Township of Jackson, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Council) of the Township of Jackson 5-18-1954 (Ch. 85 of the 1972 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Amusements — See Ch. 92.
Licensing — See Ch. 251.
Under and subject to the terms, conditions and restrictions of this chapter, the Raffles Licensing Law (P.L. 1954, c. 5[1]), the Bingo Licensing Law (P.L. 1954, c. 6[2]), the Legalized Games of Chance Control Law (P.L. 1954, c. 7[3]) and the rules and regulations adopted and promulgated or to be adopted and promulgated hereafter by the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission of the State of New Jersey, licenses shall be issued in this municipality to bona fide organizations or associations as described in said laws.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq.
[2]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 5:8-24 et seq.
[3]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 5:8-1 et seq.
[Amended 10-12-2016 by Ord. No. 23-16]
The Township Clerk of this municipality shall make an investigation of the qualifications of each applicant and the merits of each application as directed in Paragraph 4 of each of said licensing laws.[1] In this municipality, the Chief of Police is and shall be charged with the duty and responsibility of making the initial investigation and reporting thereon in writing to the Township Clerk.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A 5:8-27 and N.J.S.A. 5:8-53.
No license, under either licensing law, shall be:
A. 
Issued for a period of more than one year.
B. 
Issued for the holding, operation and conduct of any game of chance which may be licensed under the other of said licensing laws.
[Amended 10-12-2016 by Ord. No. 23-16]
No application for the issuance of a license shall be refused by the Township Clerk until after a hearing is held on due notice to the applicant, at which the applicant shall be entitled to be heard upon the qualifications of the applicant and the merits of the application.
Each license shall be in such form as shall be prescribed in the rules and regulations promulgated by the State Control Commission.
[Amended 10-12-2016 by Ord. No. 23-16]
The Township Clerk of the municipality issuing any license under this chapter and either of said licensing laws shall have and exercise control and supervision over all games of chance so licensed in accordance with the said licensing laws.
No person under the age of 18 years shall be permitted to participate in any game or games of chance held, operated or conducted pursuant to any license issued by this municipality.
[Amended 10-12-2016 by Ord. No. 23-16]
No licensed game or games of chance shall be held, operated or conducted on more than six days in any calendar month, or in any room or outdoor area where alcoholic beverages are sold or served during the progress of the game or games.
[Added 7-6-1966 by Ord. No. 11-66; amended 10-12-2016 by Ord. No. 23-16]
The Township Clerk may permit a game or games of chance to be conducted on a Sunday, which permission shall be indicated upon the license issued by the Township Clerk.
It is not the purpose or intent of this chapter to include herein all conditions, restrictions, regulations or rules relating to the licensing and conduct of games of chance, since same are and will be fully covered by said Raffles Licensing Law, Bingo Licensing Law, Legalized Games of Chance Control Law and the rules and regulations of said State Control Commission, to all of which any applicant may and should refer.
The Township Clerk shall, on behalf of the municipality:
A. 
File with the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission a certified copy of this chapter within 10 days after the adoption.
B. 
On or before the first day of February in each year, or at any other time or times which said Commission may determine, make report to the Commission of the number of licenses issued in this municipality under each of said licensing laws, and the names and addresses of the licensees, the aggregate of the license fees collected, the names and addresses of all persons convicted of violation of each of said laws or of the rules and regulations adopted by the State Control Commission, of all persons prosecuted for such violations and the result of each such prosecution and the penalties imposed therein, during the preceding calendar year or the period the report is required.
[Amended 4-10-1995 by Ord. No. 11-95; 7-22-1996 by Ord. No. 17-96; 9-26-2006 by Ord. No. 25-06]
There is hereby established the following license fees for raffles, which will take effect October 2, 2006:
A. 
Twenty dollars for each day upon which a raffle is held with respect to which all tickets or rights to participate are sold only to persons present at the time of the drawing or allotment of prizes (on-premises raffles). This fee shall not apply to all registered nonprofit organizations that shall be considered exempt from a licensing fee for any on-premises draw raffle awarding cash prizes (50/50s) having a value of $400 or less or merchandise prizes having a combined retail value of less than $400.
B. 
Twenty dollars for each $1,000 of the value of prizes awarded in each raffle with respect to which tickets or rights to participate may be sold in advance of the occasion of the drawing or allotment of prizes (off-premises raffle).
C. 
Twenty dollars for nondraw raffles, being carnival games/wheels and games, to be charged at a rate of $20 for each wheel or game conducted on any day or series of six consecutive days in one week.
D. 
Twenty dollars for off-premises draw raffles awarding cash as a prize (50/50s), $20 per $1,000 or part thereof of retail value of the awarded prize(s).
E. 
Special door prizes: no fee and no license, provided the merchandise is wholly donated and has a retail value of less than $50. (Note: Cannot be conducted when other games of chance are being conducted, held or operated.)
F. 
Twenty dollars for calendar raffle per $1,000 or part thereof of retail value of the awarded prize.
G. 
Twenty dollars for instant raffle for each day on which instant raffle tickets are sold or offered for sale or $750 for a one-year license.
H. 
Twenty dollars for golf hole-in-one for each $1,000 or part thereof of retail value of ancillary prize(s).
I. 
Fifty dollars for armchair races per licensed day of operation.
J. 
One hundred dollars for casino nights per occasion.
[Amended 4-10-1995 by Ord. No. 11-95; 9-26-2006 by Ord. No. 25-06]
There is hereby established the following license fees for bingos, which will take effect October 2, 2006: License fees for bingo shall be $20 for each occasion upon which any game or games are to be conducted under such license.
[Amended 4-10-1995 by Ord. No. 11-95; 9-26-2006 by Ord. No. 25-06]
All license fees set forth herein are payable to the Township of Jackson. This is in addition to and not part of a separate fee to be payable to the State Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission through the administrative collection process of the Township of Jackson. Fees for bingo licenses and raffle licenses in categories above referenced in § 322-12A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and J are due in full at the time the application is filed with the municipality. For raffle licenses in § 322-12D, F and H, the fee is due at the time the application is filed, and, if the awarded prize(s) exceeds $1,000, the additional fee as set forth in said section is due upon the filing of the report of operations.
No person, organization, club, company or squad shall conduct, operate, run, participate in or attend any unlicensed raffle or bingo game in this municipality.
No person, organization, club, company or squad shall violate any of the terms or provisions of any one or more of the following:
A. 
Bingo Licensing Law, P.L. 1954, c. 6.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 5:8-24 et seq.
B. 
Raffles Licensing Law, P.L. 1954, c. 5.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq.
C. 
Legalized Games of Chance Control Law, P.L. 1954, c. 7.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 5:8-1 et seq.
D. 
This chapter.
A conviction hereunder shall also be proper grounds, in the discretion of the licensing body, to suspend or revoke the license if any has been issued and is outstanding.
Any person, organization, club, company or squad convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall suffer a penalty of:
A. 
If a person, not more than 90 days' imprisonment in the Common Jail of the County of Ocean or a fine of not more than $500, or both fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the Judge before whom such conviction is had; or
B. 
If an organization, club, company or squad, a fine of not more than $500, at the discretion of the Judge before whom the conviction is had.