Town of Binghamton, NY
Broome County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Binghamton 9-7-1976 by L.L. No. 8-1976 as Ch. 4 of the 1969 Code.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Games of chance — See Ch. 136.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Bingo Ordinance was originally adopted 6-4-1968 and approved at referendum 11-5-1968.
This chapter shall be applicable to all territory within the limits of the Town of Binghamton, Broome County, New York.
[Amended 4-15-2003 by L.L. No. 1-2003]
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 the General Municipal Law, Article 14-H, and rules and regulations adopted by the State Racing and Wagering Board pursuant to the State Bingo Control Law, to conduct the game or games of bingo in the territory of the Town of Binghamton, Broome County, New York.
[Amended 4-15-2003 by L.L. No. 1-2003]
A. 
No game shall be conducted on the first day of the week, commonly called "Sunday."
B. 
All games of bingo shall be subject to the restrictions set forth in § 479 of the General Municipal Law.
The Town Board of the Town of Binghamton 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 said 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 said 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 of license and shall render the offender ineligible to apply for a license for one year thereafter, all pursuant to the provisions of § 495 of the General Municipal Law.
This chapter shall become effective:
A. 
Upon approval of same by a majority of the qualified electors of the Town of Binghamton voting on a proposition therefor duly submitted at a general or special election held within the Town as provided by law; and
B. 
Upon filing with the State Racing and Wagering Board a copy of such ordinance within 10 days after its adoption as above provided.
[Amended 4-15-2003 by L.L. No. 1-2003]