[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Woolwich 9-21-1998 by Ord. No. 98-26. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Township Clerk be and is hereby authorized and directed to issue bingo and raffle licenses under the terms and conditions as follows.
The governing body of this municipality shall make an investigation of the qualifications and merit of each applicant. The Township Clerk is and shall be charged with the duty and responsibility of making the initial investigation and reporting thereon, in writing, to said governing body.
No license, under either licensing law, shall be:
No application for the issuance of a license shall be refused by the governing body until after a hearing is held on due notice to the applicant, at which the applicant shall be entitled to be heard upon the qualifications of the applicant and the merits of the application.
Each license shall be in such form as shall be prescribed in the rules and regulations promulgated by the State Control Commission.
The governing body of this municipality shall have and exercise control and supervision over all games of chance so licensed in accordance with said licensing laws.
No person under the age of 18 years shall be permitted to participate in any game or games of chance held, operated or conducted pursuant to any license issued by this municipality.
The governing body may permit a game or games of chance to be conducted on a Sunday, which permission shall be indicated upon the license issued by the municipality.
It is not the purpose or intent of this chapter to include herein all conditions, restrictions, regulations or rules relating to the licensing and conduct of games of chance, since the same are and will be fully covered by said Raffles Licensing Law, Bingo Licensing Law, Legalized Games of Chance Control Law and the rules and regulations of said State Control Commission, to all of which any applicant may and should refer.
The Township Clerk shall, on the behalf of the municipality:
File with the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission a certified copy of this chapter within 10 days after the adoption.
On or before the first day of October in each year, or at any other time or times which said Commission may determine, make report to the Commission of the number of licenses issued in this municipality under each of said licensing laws and the names and addresses of the licensees, the aggregate of the license fees collected, the names and addresses of all persons convicted of violation of each said laws or of the rules and regulations adopted by the State Control Commission of all persons prosecuted for such violations and the result of each such prosecution and the penalties imposed therein during the preceding calendar year or the period the report is required.
Municipal license fees for raffles shall be:
Five dollars for each day upon which a raffle is held with respect to which all tickets or rights to participate are sold only to persons present at the time of the drawing or allotment of prizes.
Five dollars for each $1,000 of the value of prizes awarded in each raffle with respect to which tickets or rights to participate may be sold in advance of the occasion or the drawing or allotment of prizes.
Municipal license fees for bingo shall be $10 for each occasion upon which any game or games are to be conducted under such license.
All municipal license fees imposed shall become the property of the municipality.
No person, organization, club, company or squad shall conduct, operate, run, participate in or attend any unlicensed raffle or bingo game in this municipality.
No person, organization, club, company or squad shall violate any of the terms or provisions of any one or more of the following:
A conviction thereunder shall also be proper grounds, in the discretion of the governing body, to suspend or revoke the license if any has been issued and is outstanding.
Any person, organization, club, company or squad convicted of a violation of any of these provisions shall suffer a penalty of:
If a person, not more than 90 days' imprisonment or a fine of not more than $500, or both fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the Judge before whom such conviction is had; or
If an organization, club, company or squad, a fine of not more than $500, at the discretion of the Judge before whom the conviction is had.