[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Ithaca 8-10-1998 by L.L. No. 16-1998 (approved at 11-10-1998 election); amended in its entirety 6-7-1999 by L.L. No. 9-1999 (approved at 11-15-1999 election). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Bingo — See Ch. 121.
This chapter is adopted pursuant to the authority granted by § 188 of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and shall be known as the "Town of Ithaca Games of Chance Local Law."
The words and terms used in this chapter shall have the same meanings as such words and terms are used in Article 9-A 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," and "games of chance" as set forth in § 186 of the General Municipal Law as the same may be amended from time to time shall have the same definitions for the purposes of this chapter.
Pursuant to, and in accordance with, the provisions of § 188, 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 9-A of the General Municipal Law and other applicable statutes, to conduct games of chance within the territorial limits of the Town of Ithaca, subject to the provisions of this chapter, the provisions of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, and the rules and regulations set forth by any applicable New York State or local agency relating thereto. The conduct of games of chance shall be subject to the restrictions imposed by § 189 of the General Municipal Law.
Pursuant to § 195 of the General Municipal Law, the conduct of games of chance on Sunday between the hours of noon and midnight is hereby authorized. Notwithstanding this provision no authority is granted to conduct games of chance on the three days set forth in § 195 of the General Municipal Law on which days the State of New York prohibits the conduct of such games.
The powers and duties set forth in Subdivision 1 of § 194 of the General Municipal Law 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.
Pursuant to § 190 of the General Municipal Law, applicants for a license who have obtained an identification number from the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and otherwise qualifying pursuant to said § 190 may apply for a license on a summary application as authorized in § 190, Subdivision 3, rather than a full application required by § 190, Subdivision 1, of the General Municipal Law.
In accordance with the provisions of § 188, 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: These games of chance provisions were approved at the 11-10-1998 election.
This chapter shall apply to the territory of the Town within the Village of Cayuga Heights only if, after adoption of this chapter, the Board of Trustees of such village adopts a local law or resolution in accordance with § 187 of the General Municipal Law authorizing the Town to issue licenses for games of chance within such village.
This amended and restated chapter shall take effect, if approved as set forth above by the electors, on November 15, 1999.