Town of Ontario, NY
Wayne County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Ontario 5-21-1958. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Games of chance — See Ch. 88.
A. 
For the purposes of this chapter, the words "control commission," "bingo" or "game," "authorized organization" and "license" shall have the meanings as defined in Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York.
[Amended 1-11-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988]
B. 
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BINGO LICENSING LAW
Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law.
[Amended 1-11-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988]
GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW
The General Municipal Law of the State of New York.
TOWN
The Town of Ontario.
[Amended 1-11-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988]
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license as provided by Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, to conduct the game of bingo within the territorial limits of the Town of Ontario, subject to the provisions of this chapter, the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law and the provisions of the State Bingo Control Law.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See § 430 et seq. of the Executive Law.
[Amended 1-11-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988; 7-10-1989 by L.L. No. 3-1989; 11-27-2006 by L.L. No. 4-2006]
For the purpose of effectively administering this chapter and the Bingo Licensing Law within the Town and in accordance with said Licensing Law, authorized organizations qualifying for a license shall pay to the Town Clerk, upon the issuance thereof, a sum as set forth in the Town of Ontario Fee Schedule approved by resolution of the Town Board and on file with the Town Clerk for each occasion upon which any games of bingo are to be conducted under said license.
The following mandatory restrictions are imposed upon the conduct of bingo games:
A. 
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization, other than a licensee under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, shall conduct such game or shall lease or otherwise make available for conducting bingo a hall or other premises for any consideration whatsoever, direct or indirect.
[Amended 1-11-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988]
B. 
The entire net proceeds of any game shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the same.
C. 
No single prize shall exceed the sum or value of $250.
D. 
No series of prizes on any one occasion shall aggregate more than $1,000.
E. 
No person except a bona fide member of any such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game.
F. 
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of such game.
G. 
No bingo games shall be held, operated or conducted on or within any leased premises if rental under such lease is to be paid wholly or partly on the basis of a percentage of the receipts or net profits derived from the operation of such game.
[Added 1-11-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988]
H. 
No authorized organization licensed under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law shall purchase or receive any supplies or equipment specifically designed or adapted for use in the conduct of bingo games from other than a supplier licensed under the Bingo Control Law or from another authorized organization.
[Added 1-11-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988]
[Amended 1-11-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988]
No person under the age of 18 years shall be permitted to participate in any game or games of bingo held, operated or conducted pursuant to any license issued under this chapter unless accompanied by an adult.
[Amended 1-11-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988]
No game or games of bingo shall be held, operated or conducted under any license issued under this chapter more often than on six days in any one calendar month or in any room or outdoor area where alcoholic beverages are sold or served during the progress of the game or games.
The authority of the Town Board with relation to the issuance, amendment and cancellation of licenses, the conduct of investigations and hearings, the supervision of the operation of the games and the collection and transmission of fees may be delegated to an officer or officers of the Town designated by the Town Board for that purpose.
The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any willful violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.
This chapter may be amended or repealed. Such amendment or repeal may be made effective and operative not earlier than 30 days following the date of enactment of the ordinance effecting such amendment or repeal. The approval of the majority of persons entitled to vote and voting thereon shall not be a condition prerequisite to the taking effect of such ordinance.
This chapter shall not take effect unless and until a proposition therefor submitted at an annual or special election shall be approved by a vote of the majority of the electors voting hereon as provided by the Bingo Licensing Law as it is presently enacted or amended hereafter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: This legislation passed at referendum 6-11-1958.