Town of New Hartford, NY
Oneida County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of New Hartford 6-8-1959. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Games of chance — See Ch. 71.
This chapter shall be applicable to all territory within the limits of the Town of New Hartford, New York.
[Amended 8-20-1980 by L.L. No. 4-1980]
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, namely, a bona fide religious, charitable or nonprofit organization of veterans or volunteer firemen or similar nonprofit organizations, upon obtaining a license therefor as provided by the General Municipal Law, Article 14-H, and rules and regulations adopted by the State Racing and Wagering Board pursuant to the State Bingo Control Law, to conduct games of bingo in the territory of the Town of New Hartford, New York.
A. 
No game shall be conducted upon the first day of the week commonly called "Sunday."
B. 
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.
[Amended 8-20-1980 by L.L. No. 4-1980]
C. 
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 game.
[Amended 8-20-1980 by L.L. No. 4-1980]
D. 
No single prize shall exceed the sum or value of $250.
E. 
No series of prizes on any one occasion shall aggregate more than $1,000.
F. 
No person except a bona fide member of any such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game.
G. 
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any such game.
H. 
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.
I. 
No bingo game 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.
J. 
No authorized organization licensed under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law shall purchase 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.
[Added 8-20-1980 by L.L. No. 4-1980]
[Amended 8-20-1980 by L.L. No. 4-1980]
The Town Board of the Town of New Hartford may, pursuant to § 498 of the General Municipal Law, delegate to any officer or officers of such township designated by the Town Board for such purpose any of the authority granted to such governing body by said Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law in relation to the issuance, amendment and cancellation of licenses, the conduct of investigations and hearings, the supervision of the operation of the games and the collection and transmission of fees.
[Amended 8-20-1980 by L.L. No. 4-1980]
The making of any false statement in any application for a license or in any statement annexed thereto or any other violation of the provisions of said Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law or any violation of the terms of such a license shall constitute a misdemeanor and shall subject the offender to forfeiture of license and shall render the offender ineligible to apply for a license for one year thereafter, all pursuant to the provisions of § 495 of the General Municipal Law.
This chapter shall become effective:
A. 
Upon approval of the same by a majority of the qualified electors of the Town of New Hartford voting on a proposition therefor duly submitted at a general or special election held within the town as provided by law;[1] and
[1]
Editor's Note: The special election was held 7-7-1959 and the proposition passed at referendum on that date.
B. 
Upon filing with the State Lottery Control Commission a copy of such chapter within 10 days after its adoption as above provided.