Township of Hillsborough, NJ
Somerset County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hillsborough 5-13-1975 by Ord. No. 75-5 (Ch. 93 of the 1977 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 177-1 Issuing authority.

[Added 4-27-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-12[1]]
The issuing authority for the Township of Hillsborough responsible for approving bingo and raffle licenses shall be the Township Clerk.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also renumbered former §§ 177-1 through 177-5 as §§ 177-2 through 177-6, respectively.

§ 177-2 Bingo prohibited on Sundays.

No bingo games in which cash or merchandise shall be offered as a prize shall be conducted on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as Sunday.

§ 177-3 Conduct of raffles on Sundays with special permission.

[Amended 4-27-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-12]
A. 
No raffle or other game of chance in which cash or merchandise shall be offered as a prize shall be conducted on Sundays, unless it shall be specifically permitted in the license for the holding, operation and conducting of such raffle or game of chance issued by the Township of Hillsborough Clerk.
B. 
The applicant for a license to conduct a raffle or other game of chance who desires permission to conduct such raffle or game of chance on Sundays must specifically request such permission in its application, must specify the type and nature of the game for which such permission is sought and must demonstrate good cause for the issuance of such special permission.
C. 
Any applicant who fails to specifically request such special permission or fails to demonstrate good cause for the issuance of such special permission shall not be permitted to conduct such games on Sundays.
D. 
The Township Clerk may, in his or her discretion and for good cause shown and subject to the conditions set forth in Subsection E below, issue a license to conduct raffles or other games of chance which would permit the conduct of raffles and other games of chance on Sundays.
E. 
Licenses permitting raffles or other games of chance on Sundays may be issued only to qualified nonprofit organizations, and no organization may be granted permission to conduct such raffles or other games of chance on more than one Sunday in any calendar year.

§ 177-4 Regulation under New Jersey State Raffles Licensing Law.

Notes
Bingo License Application Form
Created: 2013-05-01|Updated: 2016-06-21
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Bingo License Fee
Created: 2013-05-01|Updated: 2016-06-21
Two checks are required. First check made payable to Hillsborough Twp for the amount of $10. Second check made payable to LGCC (State of NJ) for $20. Four (4) notorized copies of the application form need to be submitted
Raffle License Application Form
Created: 2013-05-01|Updated: 2016-06-21
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Raffle License Fee
Created: 2013-05-01|Updated: 2016-06-21
Two checks are required. First check made payable to Hillsborough Twp for the amount of $10. Second check made payable to LGCC (State of NJ) for $20. 
[Added 7-27-1999 by Ord. No. 99-35]
The applicant shall comply with and is subject to regulation in accordance with the State Raffles Licensing Law, N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq. and the rules promulgated thereunder by the State Gaming Control Commission.

§ 177-5 Licensing fees with respect to raffles.

[Added 7-27-1999 by Ord. No. 99-35]
The applicant shall pay the following licensing fees for the conducting of raffles to the Township of Hillsborough:
A. 
On-premises draw raffle for cash prizes (50/50) of less than $400 or merchandise prizes where the total combined retail value of prizes awarded is less than $400: no licensing fee. In the event the retail value of the prize offered or awarded exceeds $400 in a raffle in which it was anticipated that the retail value would not exceed $400, the licensee shall submit a check or money order in the amount of $10 at the time of filing the Report of Operations required by N.J.A.C. 13:47-9.
B. 
On-premises draw raffle for cash prizes (50/50) in excess of $400 or merchandise prizes where the total combined retail value of prizes awarded is in excess of $400: $10 for each day on which a drawing is to be conducted under the license.
C. 
Off-premises draw raffle awarding merchandise as a prize: $10 at the time the application is submitted.
D. 
Carnival games or wheels: $10 for each game or wheel held on any one day or any series of consecutive days not exceeding six at one location.
E. 
Off-premises cash (50/50) raffle: $10 at the time the application is submitted.
F. 
Calendar raffle awarding cash or merchandise as a prize: $10 at the time the application is submitted.
G. 
Instant raffle games awarding cash or merchandise as a prize:
(1) 
Ten dollars for cash or merchandise offered for sale.
(2) 
Five hundred dollars for a one-year license to sell or to offer for sale instant raffle tickets during that year.
H. 
Golf hole-in-one contests: $10 for each day on which the contest is held.

§ 177-6 Senior citizen association exemption.

[Added 7-27-1999 by Ord. No. 99-35]
The license fees set forth in § 177-4 shall not apply to any senior citizen association or club registered with the State Gaming Control Commission which will hold, operate or conduct the games solely for the bona fide active members of the licensed association or club. No fee shall be charged to any senior citizen association or club for processing an application or issuing a license to hold, operate or conduct any legalized game of chance solely for its bona fide active members.

§ 177-7 Suspension or revocation of license.

[Added 4-27-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-12]
The Township Committee, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 5:8-30 and N.J.S.A. 5:8-57, may suspend and revoke any issued bingo or raffle license, after a hearing, for any violation of this chapter or applicable law. The Township Committee may suspend the operation of a bingo or raffle pending hearing, in which case a hearing must be held within five days after such action. Notice of a hearing shall be served personally upon an officer of the licensee or the member in charge of the conduct of the bingo or raffle or sent by registered mail or certified mail to the licensee at the address shown on the license. All decisions and findings by the governing body regarding the suspension or revocation of a bingo or raffle license shall be in writing.