[HISTORY: Adopted Liberty Village Board 3-2-1959.]
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, as defined in Section 476 of Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law, upon obtaining the required license, to conduct the game of bingo within the territorial limits of the Village of Liberty, subject to and in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance, Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, and the following restrictions:
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization, other than an authorized organization licensed under the provisions of Article 14-G of said General Municipal Law, shall be permitted to conduct bingo games.
No bingo game shall be held, operated or conducted on or within any leased premises, if rental or 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.
The entire net proceeds of any game shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the same.
No single prize shall exceed the sum or value of $250.
No series of prizes on any of one occasion shall aggregate more than $1,000.
No person except a bona fide member of any such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game.
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any such game.
The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game, and any willful violation of any provision of any such local law or ordinance, shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.
The provisions of said Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law and said Article 19-B of the Executive Law shall control the licensing of an authorized organization to conduct bingo games in the territorial limits of the Village of Liberty.
All of the provisions of said Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law and said Article 19-B of the Executive Law are incorporated by reference as if set forth in full herein, and are hereby made a part of this ordinance.
This ordinance shall not become operative or effective unless and until it shall have been approved by a majority of the electors who are qualified to vote for officers of the Village of Liberty on a proposition submitted at an annual election held within the Village of Liberty, and which proposition shall state: "Shall the Bingo Ordinance adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Liberty on March 2, 1959 which authorizes the conduct of bingo games within the Village of Liberty be approved?" and which proposition shall be submitted at the annual Village election to be held on March 17, 1959, in accordance with the provisions of the Village Law, the election law and other provisions of law applicable thereto.
Editor's Note: Proposition was approved on 8-17-1959, with 553 "Yes," and 315 "No" votes.
In the event that such proposition is approved as aforesaid, this ordinance shall become effective on the seventh day of April 1959.