Town of Stanford, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Stanford 4-10-1958. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Games of chance — See Ch. 108
Pursuant to Article I, § 9, of the Constitution of the State of New York, as amended, and Chapter 854 of the Laws of 1957,[1] this chapter is enacted to be known as the "Bingo Licensing Ordinance."
Editor's Note: See General Municipal Law § 475 et seq.
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license therefor, to conduct the game of bingo within the territorial limits of the Town of Stanford, subject to the provisions of this chapter, the provisions of Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law and the provisions of the State Lottery Control Law.[1]
Editor's Note: Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law was renumbered Article 14-H and slightly revised by L. 1962, c 438. The State Lottery Control Law was redesignated the State Bingo Control Law by L. 1962. c 437; see Executive Law § 430 et seq.
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization other than an authorized organization licensed under the provisions of Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law shall be permitted to conduct such games.
The entire net proceeds of and game shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the same.
No single prize shall exceed the sum or value of $250.
No series of prizes on any one occasion shall aggregate more than $1,000.
No person except a bona fide member of any such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game.
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any such game.
The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any willful violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.
The provisions of this chapter shall remain inoperative unless and until approved by a majority of the qualified voters in the Town of Stanford voting upon a proposition submitted therefor at a general or special election held in said Town. In the event such proposition is approved, this chapter shall take effect immediately.