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Town of Porter, NY
Niagara County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Porter 5-23-1994 by L.L. No. 3-1994. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be entitled the "Games of Chance Law of the Town of Porter."
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
An authorized organization as defined in Paragraph 4 of § 186 of the General Municipal Law as follows:
Any bona fide religious or charitable organization or bona fide educational, fraternal or service organization or bona fide organization of veterans or volunteer firemen, which by its charter, certificate of incorporation, constitution, or act of the legislature, shall have among its dominant purposes one or more of the lawful purposes as defined in this article, provided that each shall operate without profit to its members, and provided that each such organization has engaged in serving one or more of the lawful purposes as defined in this article for a period of three years immediately prior to applying for a license under this article.
No organization shall be deemed an "authorized organization" which is formed primarily for the purpose of conducting games of chance and the distribution of the proceeds thereof to itself or any other organization and which does not devote at least 75% of its activities to other purposes set forth in this section. No political party shall be deemed an authorized organization.
A game of chance as defined in Paragraph 3 of § 186 of the General Municipal Law.
Authorized organization may, upon obtaining a license from the Town Clerk, conduct games of chance within the Town of Porter as provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and as further provided in this chapter. Such games of chance shall be conducted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York and with the rules and regulations adopted by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and pursuant to this chapter.
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 conducted on Sunday pursuant to this chapter. However, no games of chance shall be conducted on Easter Sunday or Christmas Day.
The Niagara County Sheriff shall exercise control over and supervision of all games of chance conducted under duly authorized license. The Sheriff shall have all powers and duties set forth in and for the enforcement of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law.