Village of Green Island, NY
Albany County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Green Island 7-7-1958.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Games of chance — See Ch. 93.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance passed at referendum 8-12-1958.
[Amended 9-23-1963 by Ord. No. 1-1963; 12-19-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988]
A. 
As used in this chapter, unless the text requires otherwise, the terms "municipality," "control commission," "bingo or game" and "authorized organization" shall have the same meanings as defined by Article 14-H, § 476, of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York.
B. 
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LICENSE
As set forth in Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law.
[Amended 9-23-1963 by Ord. No. 1-1963; 12-19-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988]
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license therefor as provided for in Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, to conduct the game of bingo within the territorial limits of the Village of Green Island, New York, subject to the provisions of this chapter and the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, the provisions of Article 19-B of the Executive Law and the provisions of Article 1, § 9, of the Constitution of the State of New York.
[Amended 9-23-1963 by Ord. No. 1-1963]
Any and all bingo games authorized hereby shall also be subject to the following restrictions:
A. 
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization, other than a licensee under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, shall conduct such game or shall lease or otherwise make available for conducting bingo a hall or other premises for any consideration whatsoever, direct or indirect.
B. 
No bingo game shall be held, operated or conducted on or within any leased premises if rental under such lease is to be paid, wholly or partly, on the basis of a percentage of the receipts or net profits derived from the operation of such game.
C. 
No authorized organization licensed under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law shall purchase or receive any supplies or equipment specifically designed or adapted for use in the conduct of bingo games from other than a supplier licensed under the Bingo Control Law[1] or from another authorized organization.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Art. 19-B, § 430 et seq., of the Executive Law.
D. 
The entire net proceeds of any game of bingo and of any rental shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the same.
E. 
No prize shall exceed the sum or value of $250 in any single game of bingo.
F. 
No series of prizes on any one bingo occasion shall aggregate more than $1,000.
G. 
No person except a bona fide member of any such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game.
H. 
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any game of bingo.
I. 
Limited-period bingo shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law and the rules and regulations of the commission.
[Added 12-19-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988]
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.
[Added 10-8-1973 by Ord. No. 1-1973]
It shall be lawful for the game of bingo to be conducted under any license issued under this chapter on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as "Sunday."