[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Thompson 7-7-1981 by L.L. No. 5-1981 as Ch. 26 of the 1981 Code; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Games of chance — See Ch. 146.
Editor's Note: This chapter, as originally adopted 5-14-1962, was approved at the special election held 6-5-1962.
This chapter shall be applicable to all territory within the limits of the Town of Thompson outside of the incorporated limits of the Village of Monticello.
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, namely, a bona fide religious, charitable or nonprofit organization of veterans, volunteer firemen and similar nonprofit organizations, upon obtaining a license therefor as provided by General Municipal Law Article 14-H and rules and regulations adopted by the State Racing and Wagering Board pursuant to the Bingo Control Law, Article 19-B of the Executive Law, to conduct the game or games of bingo in the territory of the Town of Thompson.
The conduct of bingo games in the Town of Thompson shall be subject to the restrictions set forth in § 479 of the General Municipal Law.
Any game of bingo conducted within the Town pursuant to a license issued in accordance with this chapter and the applicable statutes may be operated by authorized organizations on the first day of the week, commonly known as Sunday.
The provisions of the Bingo Licensing Law, Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, and the Bingo Control Law, Article 19-B of the Executive Law, shall control the licensing of organizations and the conduct of bingo games in the Town of Thompson, and this chapter incorporates said provisions by reference as if set forth in full herein. Any inconsistency between this chapter and said statutes shall be resolved in favor of those statutes.
The Town Board of the Town of Thompson may, pursuant to § 498 of the General Municipal Law, delegate to an officer or officers of such Town designated by the Town Board for such purpose any of the authority granted to such governing body by Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law in 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.
The making of any false statement in any application for a license or in any statement annexed thereto or any other violation of the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law or any violation of the terms of such a license shall constitute a misdemeanor and shall subject the offender to forfeiture.