Town of Oyster Bay, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Oyster Bay: Art. I, as Ch. 3, Art. II, of the 1971 Code; Art. II, 11-2-1976 by L.L. No. 4-1976. Section 126-11 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Amusements — See Ch. 86.
[Adopted as Ch. 3, Art. II, of the 1971 Code]

§ 126-1 Definitions.

As used in this article, the terms "control commission," "bingo," "game," "authorized organization" and "license" shall have the meanings designated by the Bingo Licensing Law.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See § 475 et seq. of the General Municipal Law.

§ 126-2 Delegation of authority.

The Town Clerk is hereby delegated all of the authority granted to the Town Board by the Bingo Licensing 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.

§ 126-3 License required for conduct of games.

A. 
No person other than an authorized organization licensed under the provisions of the Bingo Licensing Law shall be permitted to conduct bingo games within the town.
B. 
It shall be lawful for any authorized person, upon obtaining a license therefor as provided in the Bingo Licensing Law, to conduct the game of bingo within the town, subject to the provisions of the State Bingo Control Law.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See § 430 et seq. of the Executive Law.

§ 126-4 Frequency of use of premises. [1]

No premises, whether owned or leased, shall be used or made available for the conduct of bingo on more than three occasions in any one week, except by Bingo Licensing Law licensees presently operating under such licensed arrangements.[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Secs. 3-19, 3-20 and 3-21, dealing with leasing of premises, which immediately preceded this section, were deleted 3-21-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991.
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Secs. 3-23 through 3-27, dealing with restrictions on the conduct of games, which immediately followed this section, were deleted 3-12-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991. See now § 479 of the General Municipal Law.

§ 126-5 Conduct of games on Sunday.

[Added 9-6-1977]
The conduct of bingo games on Sundays is permitted. No games, however, shall be conducted on Easter Sunday, Christmas Day or New Year's Eve.

§ 126-6 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 9-6-1977]
Any person committing an offense against this article or any provision or section thereof is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year for each such offense, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

§ 126-6.1 Violation of directives.

[Added 8-19-1997 by L.L. No. 6-1997]
In addition to and notwithstanding any other remedy for an offense against this chapter, any person violating a directive issued by the Commissioner or his/her duly authorized representative, made pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $900 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both.
[Adopted 11-2-1976 by L.L. No. 4-1976]

§ 126-7 Title.

This article shall be known as the "Town of Oyster Bay Games of Chance Licensing Law."

§ 126-8 Effect of statutory provisions, effective date.

A. 
This article is subject to all conditions and provisions contained in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and any amendments thereto and the rules and regulations adopted or to be adopted by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
B. 
The conditions and provisions contained in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and any amendments thereto and the rules and regulations adopted or to be adopted by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, in the event that they are not in agreement with this article, shall prevail over the conditions and provisions of this article.
C. 
This article shall take effect on January 1, 1977, provided that this article shall be approved by a majority of the electors voting on a proposition submitted at a general election held within the Town of Oyster Bay who are qualified to vote for officers of the Town of Oyster Bay.

§ 126-9 Purpose.

The Town Board finds the raising of funds for the promotion of bona fide charitable, educational, scientific, health, religious, patriotic and other worthy causes, where the beneficiaries are undetermined, to be in the public interest, and that the mandate of § 9 of Article 1 of the State Constitution, as amended, should be carried out by rigid regulations to prevent commercialized gambling, prevent participation by criminal and other undesirable elements and prevent the diversion of funds from the purposes herein authorized.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 4.0, as amended 3-1-1977 by L.L. No. 1-1977, dealing with definitions, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 3-12-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991. See now § 186 of the General Municipal Law.

§ 126-10 Delegation of authority.

The Town Clerk is hereby delegated the authority granted to the Town Board by the Games of Chance Licensing Law, Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, in relation to the issuance, amendment and cancellation of licenses, the conduct of investigations and hearings and the collection and transmission of fees.

§ 126-11 Conduct of games on Sunday.

[Amended 3-12-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991]
The conduct of games of chance on Sundays is only permitted when it is specifically provided for in the license issued. No games, however, shall be conducted on Easter Sunday, Christmas Day or New Year's Eve.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Secs. 7.0 through 12.0, as amended, setting forth licensing provisions and restrictions, which immediately followed this section, were deleted 3-12-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991. See now Art. 9-A of the General Municipal Law.