[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Ithaca 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 13-1995 (approved at mandatory referendum 11-7-1995). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Games of chance — See Ch. 166.
This chapter is adopted pursuant to the authority granted by § 477 of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law and shall be known as the "Town of Ithaca Bingo Local Law."
The words and terms used in this chapter shall have the same meanings as such words and terms are used in Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, unless otherwise provided herein or unless the context requires a different meaning. Without limiting the foregoing, the definitions of "authorized organization," "lawful purposes," "bingo," "game," as set forth in § 476 of the General Municipal Law, shall have the same definitions for the purposes of this chapter.
Pursuant to, and in accordance with, the provisions of § 478, Subdivision 1, of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York and other applicable provisions of law, it shall be lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license therefor as provided in Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law and other applicable statutes, to conduct the game of bingo within the territorial limits of the Town of Ithaca, subject to the provisions of this chapter, the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, the provisions of the Bingo Control Law (Article 19-B of the Executive Law), and the rules and regulations set forth by any applicable New York State or local agency relating thereto. The conduct of bingo games shall be subject to the restrictions imposed by § 479 of the General Municipal Law.
Pursuant to § 485 the conduct of bingo games on Sunday is hereby authorized.
The powers and duties set forth in Subdivision 1 of § 484 shall be exercised on behalf of the Town of Ithaca by the Town Supervisor, the Town Clerk, the Town Building and Zoning Enforcement Officer, and such other person or persons as the Town may direct by resolution from time to time.
In accordance with the provisions of § 478, Subdivision 2, of the General Municipal Law and § 23, Subdivision 1, of the Municipal Home Rule Law, this chapter shall not become operative or effective unless and until it shall have been approved at the next general election held within the Town of Ithaca by the affirmative vote of a majority of the qualified electors of the Town voting upon the proposition.
Editor's Note: The adoption of L.L. No. 13-1995 (comprising this chapter) was approved at mandatory referendum 11-7-1995.
If any part or provision of this chapter or the application thereof to any person or circumstance be judged invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall be confined in its operation to the part or provision or application directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered and shall not affect or impair the validity of the remainder of this chapter or the application thereof to other persons or circumstances.
This chapter shall take effect, if approved as set forth above by the electors, on November 15, 1995.