[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Franklin 11-8-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-19. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The provisions of this chapter are for the purpose of regulating all games of chance held, operated or conducted within the Township, pursuant to acts of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey, known as the "Bingo Licensing Law" and "Raffles Licensing Law" (see N.J.S.A. 5:8-24 et seq. and N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq., respectively) and in accordance with the rules and regulations issued and/or to be promulgated by the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission in the Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs, of the State of New Jersey. All applications, licenses and proceedings in connection therewith shall be subject to the provisions of such acts and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder and any laws, rules and regulations hereinafter enacted and shall be further subject to provisions of this chapter.
All licensees authorized by law to conduct any games of chance, including raffles and bingo, shall be permitted to conduct the same on any day of the week, including Sundays.
No license to conduct a game of chance authorized by law shall be issued to any organization not having a bona fide status established in good faith within the State of New Jersey and actively engaged in serving one or more of the authorized purposes defined by the rules and regulations of the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission.
Licensing fees for bingo and raffle applications within the Township of Franklin shall be as follows:
Bingo: $20 for each occasion on which bingo is held.
On-premises draw raffles awarding cash or merchandise as a prize: $20 for each day on which the drawing is held.
Off-premises draw raffles awarding merchandise as a prize: $20 per $1,000 or part thereof of the retail value of awarded prize(s).
Non-draw raffles. Carnival wheels and games: $20 for each shell or game conducted on any day or series of six consecutive days in any week.
Off-premises raffles awarding cash as a prize (50/50s): $20 per $1,000 or part thereof of the retail value of the awarded prize(s).
Fees for bingo licenses and for raffle licenses as set forth above in Subsection A(2)(a), (b) and (c) are due in full at the time that the application is filed with the Township. For raffle licenses set forth in Subsection A(2)(d), a fee of $20 is due at the time that the application is filed, and if the awarded prize(s) exceeds $1,000, an additional fee of $20 per $1,000 or part thereof awarded as a prize is due upon the filing of the report of operations.
Irrespective of above, the Township Committee may, in its discretion, grant an exemption from the fees set forth herein. This exemption for municipal fees shall not exempt any organization from the payment of any fee due the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission of the State of New Jersey.
The Municipal Clerk is hereby delegated the authority to act as the issuing authority to approve the granting of games of chance, bingo and raffle licenses.