[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Moreau 8-10-2004 by L.L. No. 3-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Bingo — See Ch. 45.
Editor's Note: This legislation passed at referendum at a special election held 7-27-2004.
This chapter shall be known as the "Games of Chance Law of the Town of Moreau."
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AUTHORIZED ORGANIZATION
- As defined in Subdivision 4 of § 186 of the General Municipal Law.
- GAMES OF CHANCE
- As defined in Subdivision 3 of § 186 of the General Municipal Law.
- The Town of Moreau.
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license from the Town Clerk, to conduct games of chance within the Town as provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, as the same may be amended from time to time, and as provided further in this chapter. Such games of chance shall be conducted in accordance with the general state law and with the rules and regulations of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and this chapter, as the same may be amended from time to time.
The conduct of games of chance shall be subject to those restrictions contained in § 189 of the General Municipal Law and in other applicable statutory and case law and the rules and regulations of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
Games of chance may be conducted on Sunday pursuant to this chapter. No games of chance, however, shall be conducted on Easter Sunday, Christmas Day or New Year's Eve.
The Saratoga County Sheriff shall exercise control over and supervision of all games of chance conducted under duly authorized licenses. The Saratoga County Sheriff shall have, in addition to all the powers already vested therein, all those powers and duties set forth in and for the enforcement of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.
The unauthorized conduct of a game of chance and any willful violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.
All prior ordinances, local laws or resolutions or parts of ordinances, local laws or resolutions of the Town inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter are hereby repealed; provided, however, that such repeal shall be only to the extent of such inconsistency, and in all respects this chapter shall be in addition to other legislation regulating and governing the subject matter covered by this chapter.
If any portion, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion thereof of this chapter is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion thereof.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State, following its approval by majority of the qualified voters of the Town voting on a proposition therefor, and a special election held pursuant to the provisions of § 24 of the Municipal Home Rule Law.