[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Geneva 8-21-2001 by L.L. No. 12-2001. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is adopted pursuant to the authority of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York and shall be known as the "Games of Chance Local Law of the Town of Geneva."
The words and terms used in this chapter shall have the same meanings as such words and terms are used in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, unless otherwise provided herein or unless the context requires a different meaning.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE TOWN OF GENEVA IN ONTARIO COUNTY
- The Sheriff of Ontario County.
- The Town of Geneva in the County of Ontario and State of New York.
Pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of § 188, Subdivision 1, of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York and other applicable provisions of law, it shall be lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license therefor (as provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law), to conduct games of chance within the territorial limits of the Town of Geneva, subject to the provisions of this chapter, the provisions of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, and the rules and regulations set forth by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board. The conduct of games of chance shall be subject to the restrictions imposed by § 189 of the General Municipal Law.
Games of chance may be commenced under any license issued pursuant to this chapter on Sunday between the hours of 12:00 noon and 12:00 midnight only, except that the application for a license may request approval to conduct such games of chance beyond 12:00 midnight if the following day is a legal holiday. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, no games of chance shall be conducted on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, Easter Sunday Eve or Easter Sunday.
The powers and duties set forth in Subdivisions 1 and 2 of § 194 of the General Municipal Law shall be exercised by the chief law enforcement officer of the County of Ontario.
In accordance with the provisions of § 188, Subdivision 2, of the 3 General Municipal Law and § 23, Subdivision 1, of the Municipal Home Rule Law, this chapter shall not become operative or effective unless and until it shall have been approved at the next general election held within the Town of Geneva by the affirmative vote of a majority of the qualified electors of the Town of Geneva voting upon the proposition.
Editor's Note: This local law was approved by referendum at the general election held 11-6-2001.