Village of Island Park, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Island Park as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order — See Ch. 403.
[Adopted by Ord. No. 40; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
No person or persons, firm, association or corporation shall exhibit for money or hire any theatrical representation of feats of horsemanship, circus, caravan of animals or artificial curiosity, or give any shows, exhibitions or performance, except motion pictures or moving picture shows, or furnish music with hand-organ or any other musical instrument without obtaining a license therefor. The Mayor is hereby empowered to issue such license to the person applying therefor in form and manner provided by law and to specify therein in the name of the Village a proper license fee. The license fees are set from time to time by the Board of Trustees.
Any person committing an offense against this article shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days for each offense, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
[Adopted 12-2-1938 by Ord. No. 61]
As used in this article, the following words shall have the following respective meanings:
AMUSEMENT CENTER
Any indoor place or enclosure in which is maintained or operated for the amusement, patronage or recreation of the public any coin-controlled device of any description, and particularly, but not by way of limitation, the type commonly known as bagatelle games, baseball, football and pinball amusement games, is hereby designated as an "amusement center" and subject to all the provisions of this article.
AMUSEMENT CENTER GAME
Any coin-controlled amusement device of any description and particularly, but not by way of limitation, the type commonly known as bagatelle games, baseball, football, and pinball amusement games.
OWNER OR OPERATOR OF AN AMUSEMENT CENTER GAME
Any person who owns, places, distributes, or locates an amusement center game in any place in which it is operated for the amusement, patronage or recreation of the public.
PERSON
Any partnership, individual, firm, corporation, trust, trustee or receiver.
No person shall maintain or operate an amusement center without first having obtained a license to do so and the licensee shall be of good moral character and shall maintain good order therein. Every owner or operator of an amusement center shall, within 24 hours of the placement of any such games in his establishment, notify the Village Clerk of such placement.
The Mayor is hereby authorized to issue a license for the maintenance and operation of amusement centers and said license may be revoked by the Mayor for violation of any of the provisions of this article.[1]
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Editor's Note: Former Section 4, Location of Amusement Centers, which immediately followed this section, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
No cash awards shall be made in any contest, tournament, league or individual play on any game maintained or operated in any amusement center, and no device shall be permitted to operate if said device delivers to the player coins or slugs or metal tokens on certain scores or if said device may be readily converted to deliver to the players such coins or slugs or metal tokens.
The fee for the license for an amusement center shall be as set from time to time by the Board of Trustees and shall expire on the 30th day of April next succeeding the date of issuance thereof, and all tags and seals, issued as a part of said license, shall expire on the same date.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Operators so licensed shall be required to purchase a tag or seal for each game in operation in any amusement center, and shall a sum as set from time to time by the Board of Trustees for each tag or seal purchased. Said tag or seal shall be affixed to the game in a prominent place and shall bear a serial number.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A tag or seal, as provided by § 131-8, may be removed from one game and affixed to another maintained by the same licensed owner or operator.
No license shall be issued under this article to any person who has been convicted of a crime or of any gambling offense against the laws of New York State, and in the event of such conviction subsequent to the issuance of said license, said license shall be immediately revoked.
Any person committing an offense against this article shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days for each offense, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).