[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Deerfield 2-15-1984 by Ord. No. 1983-16 as Ch. 61 of the 1984 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Under and subject to the terms, conditions and restrictions of this chapter, the Raffles Licensing Law (P.L. 1954, c. 5), the Bingo Licensing Law (P.L. 1954, c. 6), the Legalized Games of Chance Control Law (P.L. 1954, c. 7) 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.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq., 5:8-24 et seq. and 5:8-1 et seq., respectively.
The governing body of this municipality shall make an investigation of the qualifications of each applicant and the merits of each application as directed in § 101-4 of each of said licensing laws. In this municipality, the Clerk is and shall be charged with the duty and responsibility of making the initial investigation and reporting thereon in writing to said governing body.
No license, under either licensing law, shall be:
No application for the issuance of a license shall be refused by the governing body 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.
The governing body of this municipality shall have and exercise control and supervision over all games of chance so licensed in accordance with 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.
The governing body 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 municipality.
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 the 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:
File with the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission a certified copy of this chapter within 10 days after the adoption.
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 12-21-1994 by Ord. No. 1994-9]
License fees for raffles shall be:
On-premises draw raffle for cash (50/50) or merchandise prizes: $5 for each day on which a drawing is to be conducted under the license, payable to the Township.
Non-draw raffle: $5 for all non-draw raffles concurrently held on any one day, or any series of consecutive days not exceeding six in any one week at one location, payable to the Township.
Off-premises draw raffle for merchandise prizes: $5 for each day on which a drawing is to be conducted under the license, payable to the Township, plus $10 for each $1,000 or part thereof of the retail value of the prize or prizes above the original one-thousand-dollar value of prizes awarded. Five dollars of the latter fee shall be remitted to the Township, and the remaining $5 for each $1,000 or part thereof of retail value of the prize or prizes above the original one-thousand-dollar value of prizes awarded shall be forwarded to the Control Commission by check payable to the Treasurer of the State of New Jersey.
Off-premises cash (50/50) raffle: $5 for each day on which a drawing is to be conducted under the license, payable to the Township.
Special door prize raffle: no fee is payable and no license is required, provided that the merchandise is wholly donated and has a total retail value of less than $50 and the raffle is conducted in accordance with N.J.A.C. 13:47-3.11 and 13:47-8.14.
Instant raffle games and tickets: $10 for each day on which a drawing is to be conducted, or on which instant raffle tickets are to be sold, or $100 annually to permit a daily drawing or the daily sale of instant raffle tickets during a calendar year, payable to the Township.
[Added 10-4-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-8]
[Amended 12-21-1994 by Ord. No. 1994-9; 10-4-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-8]
The municipal license fee for bingo shall be $10 for each occasion or date upon which any game or games of bingo are to be conducted under the license, provided that no more than six occasions or dates shall be licensed per month. This municipal license fee shall be in addition to the state fee charged by the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission. The municipal license fee set forth herein shall be the same regardless of the type of bingo game to be conducted by the applicant.
Editor's Note: Original § 61-13. Disposition of fees, which followed this section, was repealed 12-21-1994 by Ord. No. 1994-9.
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 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:
If a person, not more than 90 days' imprisonment 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
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.