[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Wilton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-1-1999 by L.L. No. 4-1999]
The purpose of this article is to permit the operation of the game of bingo by authorized organizations in the Town of Wilton pursuant to Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution of the State of New York as implemented by Article 19-B of the Executive Law and Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law.
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, as defined in § 476 of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, upon obtaining the required license from the Town Clerk, to conduct the game of bingo within the territorial limits of the Town of Wilton, Saratoga County, New York, subject to the provisions of this article, Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law and the rules and regulations of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board adopted pursuant to Article 19-B of the Executive Law and any amendments to said laws or said rules and regulations.
The Town Clerk is hereby designated to exercise all of the authority granted to the Town Board under § 498 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.
Pursuant to the authority granted in Article 14-H, § 485 of the General Municipal Law, the conduct of bingo games on the first day of the week, commonly known as "Sunday," is hereby authorized.
This article may be amended from time to times, or repealed by the Town Board, and such amendment or repeal, as the case may be, may be made effective and operative not earlier than 30 days following the date of enactment of the local law, effecting such amendment or repeal, as the case may be, and the approval of a majority of the electors shall not be a condition prerequisite to the taking effect of such local law.
The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and willful violation of any provisions of this article shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor and shall result in the forfeiture of any license issued under this article and the ineligibility to apply for a license under this article for at least one year thereafter.
[Adopted 4-1-1999 by L.L. No. 5-1999]
This article shall be known and may be cited as the "Games of Chance Licensing Law of he Town of Wilton, New York."
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AUTHORIZED ORGANIZATION
- An authorized organization as defined in Subdivision 4 of § 186 of the General Municipal Law, except that such authorized organizations shall be limited to those located within the Town of Wilton and which have their offices and conduct the majority of their business or activity within the Town of Wilton.
- GAMES OF CHANCE
- A game of chance is defined in Subdivision 3 of § 186 of the General Municipal Law.
- The Town of Wilton, New York.
Authorized organizations may, upon the obtainment of a license from and the payment of any applicable fees to the Clerk of the Town of Wilton, conduct games of chance within the Town of Wilton as provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and as provided further in this article. Such games of chance shall be conducted in accordance with the general state law and with the rules and regulations of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and this article.
Games of chance on the first day of the week, commonly known as "Sunday," may be conducted pursuant to this article and appropriate statute and regulation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no games of chance shall be conducted on Easter Sunday, Christmas Day or New Year's Eve.
Pursuant to §§ 188 and 194 of the General Municipal Law, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Department shall exercise control and supervision, as well as all the powers and duties set forth in Article 9-A of said law and specifically, but not limited to, § 194, Subdivision 1, of the General Municipal Law.