[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Avon-by-the-Sea 3-26-18 by Ord. No. 2-2018. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
The Borough of Avon-by-the-Sea, pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq. hereby finds and determines that it shall be lawful for certain organizations, hereinafter specified, to conduct raffles within the Borough when the entire net proceeds of such games of chance are to be devoted to educational, charitable, patriotic, religious and public-spirited uses.
Only the following described organizations or types of organizations shall be authorized to conduct raffles or games of chance in the Borough. Bonafide organizations or associations of veterans of any war in which the United States has been engaged; churches or religious congregations and religious organizations; charitable, educational and fraternal organizations; civic and service clubs; officially recognized volunteer fire companies; officially recognized volunteer first aid or rescue squads; and senior citizens associations and clubs.
Any person, company, association or organization other than those expressly described in this chapter conducting a game of chance in the Borough or any organization or association conducting a game of chance without the express authorization from the Borough shall be deemed to be in violation of this chapter and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable as provided in N.J.S.A. 40:49-5.
The Borough shall charge a municipal license fee for games of chance in accordance with N.J.A.C. 13:47-4.10, in an amount equal to the amount charged by the State Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission.
The Borough Clerk is hereby delegated the authority to act as the "issuing authority" for the purpose of approving the granting of licenses for games of chance pursuant to the terms of N.J.A.C. 13:47-1.1.