[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Milo 9-2-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008 (Ch. 93 of the 1997 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is adopted pursuant to the authority of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York and shall be known as the "Games of Chance Local Law of the Town of Milo."
The words and terms used in this chapter shall have the same meanings as such words and terms are used in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, unless otherwise provided herein or unless the context requires a different meaning.
Pursuant to, and in accordance with, the provisions of § 188, Subdivision 1, of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York and other applicable provisions of law, it shall be lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license therefor (as provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law) to conduct games of chance within the territorial limits of the Town of Milo, subject to the provisions of this chapter, the provisions of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, and the rules and regulations set forth by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board. The conduct of games of chance shall be subject to the restrictions imposed by § 189 of the General Municipal Law.
Games of chance may be commenced under any license issued pursuant to this chapter on Sunday between the hours of noon and midnight only, except that the application for a license may request approval to conduct such games of chance beyond midnight if the following day is a legal holiday. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, no games of chance shall be conducted on Easter Sunday or Christmas Day.
The powers and duties set forth in Subdivisions 1 and 2, § 194, of the General Municipal Law, shall be exercised by the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of Yates County.
In accordance with the provisions of § 188, Subdivision 2, of the General Municipal Law and § 23, Subdivision 1, of the Municipal Home Rule Law, this chapter shall not become operative or effective unless and until it shall have been approved at the next general election held within the Town of Milo by the affirmative vote of a majority of the qualified electors of the Town of Milo voting upon the proposition.
Editor's Note: Local Law No. 3-2008, which adopted this chapter, was approved at the general election held 11-4-2008.
The provisions of this chapter shall not be deemed to be a limitation or restriction on the authority of any department, official or employee of the Town pursuant to any other ordinance, local law, statute or other enactment of the Town or the State of New York.
This chapter shall be interpreted in such a way wherever possible so that the meaning of the words and phrases and sections herein shall make them valid and legal in their effect. Whenever the requirements of this chapter are at variance with the requirements of other lawfully adopted rules, regulations or laws, the law with the most restrictive provisions or those imposing the higher standards shall govern.