Township of Mansfield, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mansfield 2-21-1984 by Ord. No. 1984-2.[2] Amendments noted where applicable.]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Ch. 10, Building Code, adopted 7-7-1975 by Ord. No. 1975-3, was superseded by the enactment of the State Uniform Construction Code Act (P.L. 1975, c. 217) and the promulgation of the state building subcode pursuant to that Act. For regulations providing for the enforcement of said Act, see Ch. 14, Construction Codes, Uniform.
[2]
Editor's Note: The preamble of this ordinance stated that the Bingo Licensing Law (N.J.S.A. 5:8-24 to 5:8-49.11) and the Raffles Licensing Law (N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 to 5:8-71), as amended and supplemented, have become operative in the Township by a referendum vote held 11-8-1983.

§ 10-1 License required.

No person, firm, organization, group, partnership, joint venture or corporation shall operate or conduct, within the Township of Mansfield in the County of Burlington and State of New Jersey, any game of chance, as the same is defined in the Bingo Licensing Law (N.J.S.A. 5:8-24 to 5:8-49.11) and the Raffles Licensing Law (N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 to 5:8-77), as both are amended and supplemented hereafter, without first obtaining a license therefor issued by the Township of Mansfield. Said license shall be issued pursuant to and subject to the provisions of both of the aforementioned statutes and the rules and regulations promulgated or issued thereunder by the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission.

§ 10-2 Application for license.

[Amended 2-9-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
Each applicant for either a bingo or raffle license or any game of chance covered by the aforesaid statutes shall file with the Township Clerk a written application for the same as prescribed by the aforesaid statutes and the rules and regulations promulgated or issued by the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission. The Township Clerk is hereby authorized to approve the granting of bingo and raffle licenses to be held in the Township.

§ 10-3 Fees.

The fees payable by law are:
A. 
Bingo: $10 for each occasion on which any game or games of bingo are to be conducted under the license. Five dollars of the fee for each occasion shall be remitted to the municipality in which the application is filed, and the remaining $5 of the fee for each occasion shall be remitted to the Treasurer of the State of New Jersey.
B. 
On-premises draw raffle: $5 for each day on which the same is to be conducted under the license.
C. 
Non-draw raffle: $5 for all raffles concurrently held on any one day, or any series of consecutive days not exceeding six in any one week at one location.
D. 
Off-premises draw raffle.
(1) 
Municipality: $5 for each $1,000 of retail value of the prizes or part thereof.
(2) 
State of New Jersey: $5 for each $1,000 of retail value of the prizes above the original value of $1,000 of the prizes or part thereof.
E. 
Special door-prize raffle for a value of merchandise under $50 and for which no license is required: no fee is payable.

§ 10-4 Hours of operation.

No licensee authorized by law shall hold, operate or conduct any game of chance at the place where the game of chance is being conducted under any license granted hereunder except between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. of the same day, all at prevailing time. No license shall be issued for the holding, operating or conducting of said game of chance on the first day of the week, commonly known as "Sunday," nor shall any license be issued for the holding, operating or conducting of said game of chance at any time during which a general, municipal, primary, special or Board of Education election is being held, while the polls are open for voting at such election.

§ 10-5 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 5-5-1988 by Ord. No. 1988-11]
A. 
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days or to a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or to such combination of punishments as the Municipal Judge may, in his or her discretion, deem appropriate and just.
B. 
Except for the aforesaid jail term, any firm, organization, group, partnership or corporation not coming under the classification of a "person" shall also, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000.
C. 
Any person, firm, organization, group, partnership or corporation who violates the terms of the aforesaid statutes or the rules and regulations promulgated or issued thereunder shall also be subject to the penalty provisions stated in said statutes, rules and regulations.

§ 10-6 When effective.

This chapter shall take effect immediately upon adoption and publication as required by law.