[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Estates 10-5-1981 by L.L. No. 5-1981 (Ch. 83 of the 1981 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the duty of the Village of Great Neck Estates to protect and preserve the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Village. In furtherance of that duty, the Village has investigated and found that the use of mechanical bucking devices, commonly referred to as "mechanical bulls," has caused and is capable of causing severe personal injury to the user thereof. The Village hereby declares that it is the intent of this chapter to protect the residents of the Village from the dangers inherent in the use of mechanical bucking devices.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MECHANICAL BUCKING DEVICE
- Any mechanically operated machine, apparatus, contrivance or device, the design or purpose of which is to simulate or copy the movement of a steer, bull or other animal, whether or not the same has been constructed in the shape, form and likeness of a steer, bull or other animal, upon which a person or persons is or are seated as a rider or riders and which machine, apparatus, contrivance or device is operated or operates in a vibrating, pulsating, jerking, bucking or similar fashion in order to or in an attempt to dislodge, unseat or expel the rider or riders.
- Any individual, partnership, association or corporation that is an owner, landlord, lessee, tenant, occupant or operator, or an executor, administrator, trustee or other legal representative of an owner, landlord, lessee, tenant, occupant or operator, of any public place as defined herein.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any place available to or used by the general public, whether or not an admission fee is charged, including but not limited to restaurants, discotheques, cabarets, bars, social clubs, amusement parks, penny arcades, game rooms and other similar establishments.
No mechanical bucking device shall be installed, operated or used in any public place, whether or not a fee is charged for the operation or use thereof.