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Town of Thompson, NY
Sullivan County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Thompson as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Racetracks — See Ch. 183.
[Adopted 7-7-1981 by L.L. No. 5-1981;[1] amended in its entirety 10-21-2003 by L.L. No. 7-2003 (Ch. 98 of the 2003 Code)]
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Editor's Note: This article, as originally adopted 5-14-1962, was approved at the special election held 6-5-1962.
This article shall be applicable to all territory within the limits of the Town of Thompson outside of the incorporated limits of the Village of Monticello.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization as defined in General Municipal Law § 476, upon obtaining a license therefor as provided by General Municipal Law Article 14-H and rules and regulations adopted by the State Gaming Commission 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.
A. 
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.
B. 
Any game of bingo conducted within the Town pursuant to a license issued in accordance with this article 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 article incorporates said provisions by reference as if set forth in full herein. Any inconsistency between this article 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.
[Adopted 7-7-1981 by L.L. No. 5-1981 (Ch. 146 of the 2003 Code)[1]]
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Editor's Note: This article, as originally adopted by L.L. No. 1-1979, was approved at the special election held 6-12-1979.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
OFFICER
The Sheriff of the County of Sullivan, New York.
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Editor's Note: The definitions of "Clerk" and "municipality" which appeared in this section of the 1981 Code were repealed 10-21-2003 by L.L. No. 7-2003. See now Ch. 1, Art. III, Terminology.
Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, titled "Games of Chance Licensing Law," be and the same is hereby incorporated herein and made a part hereof with the same force and effect as though more fully set forth at length and shall apply to the conduct of all games of chance to be held or conducted within the territorial limits of the Town of Thompson, Sullivan County, New York.
The rules and regulations of the New York State Gaming Commission, as the same shall apply to the licensing of games of chance, be and the same are hereby incorporated herein and made a part hereof with the same force and effect as though more fully set forth at length and shall apply to the conduct of all games of chance to be held or conducted within the territorial limits of the Town of Thompson, Sullivan County, New York.
Games of chance may be conducted within the territorial limits of the Town of Thompson, Sullivan County, New York, by authorized organizations, as defined in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law. Each such organization shall obtain a license for the conduct of such games to be held within the territorial limits of said Town of Thompson subject to the definitions, limitations, restrictions and regulations imposed and as set forth in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and the rules and regulations of the State Gaming Commission and as said Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and said rules and regulations of the State Gaming Commission may from time to time hereafter be modified or amended.
The Town of Thompson, pursuant to the provisions of Subdivision 2 of § 194 of the General Municipal Law, does hereby designate the Sheriff of the County of Sullivan, New York, as the chief law enforcement officer to enforce the terms and provisions of this article, and he shall exercise those powers and duties as set forth in Subdivision 1 of § 194 of the General Municipal Law.
The conduct of games of chance on Sunday is hereby authorized subject to the limitations and restrictions set forth in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.[1]
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Editor's Note: Original § 54-7, Mandatory referendum required, of the 1981 Code, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 10-21-2003 by L.L. No. 7-2003.