City of Hudson, NY
Columbia County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Hudson 9-23-1958 by Ord. No. 3-1958; approved by referendum 11-4-1958 (Ch. 38 of the 1973 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Amusements — See Ch. 67.
Games of chance — See Ch. 152.
Noise — See Ch. 210.
[Amended 3-28-1963 by Ord. No. 1-1963]
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license therefor as provided by Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, to conduct the game of bingo within the territorial limits of said City of Hudson, subject to the provisions of this chapter, the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law and the provisions of the State Lottery Control Law, which is the short title for Article 19-B of the Executive Law of the State of New York.
This chapter shall not become operative or effective unless and until it shall have been approved by a majority of the qualified electors of said City of Hudson voting on a proposition therefor submitted at a general or special election held within such City of Hudson.
[Amended 3-28-1963 by Ord. No. 1-1963]
The following restrictions are hereby imposed upon the conduct of such game:
A. 
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.
B. 
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.
C. 
No authorized organization licensed under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law shall purchase, lease 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.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
D. 
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.
E. 
No prize shall exceed the sum or value of $1,000 in any single game of bingo.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
F. 
No series of prizes on any one bingo occasion shall aggregate more than $3,000.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
G. 
No person except a bona fide member of any such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game.
H. 
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any game of bingo.
I. 
The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any willful violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.
[Added 5-14-1968 by Ord. No. 1-1968]
It shall be lawful for the game of bingo to be conducted under any license issued under this chapter on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as "Sunday."