[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Secaucus 9-11-79 as Ord. No. 79-23. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is for the purpose of regulating all games of chance held, operated or conducted within the Town of Secaucus pursuant to the Acts of the State of New Jersey known as the "Bingo Licensing Law" and the "Raffles Licensing Law" and in accordance with the rules and regulations issued thereunder. All applications, licenses and proceedings in connection therewith shall be subject to the provisions of said Acts and rules and regulations, now or hereafter enacted, and shall be further subject to the provisions of this chapter.
No license to conduct a game of chance as authorized by law shall be issued to any organization not actively engaged in serving one or more of the authorized purposes as defined by the rules and regulations of the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission.
The playing of bingo and the holding of raffles shall be permitted on Sundays, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 5:8-31 and N.J.S.A. 5:8-58, respectively.
[Added 7-24-12 by Ord. No. 2012-24]
Where no specific ordinance setting fees due the licensing municipality exists, the licensing municipality shall charge a fee in an amount equal to the amount charged by the Control Commission.
Each licensing municipality may set by ordinance a licensing fee in an amount necessary to defray all proper expenses incurred by the municipality in the administration of the Bingo Licensing Law, the Raffles Licensing Law and the regulations governing the conduct of any game or games held, operated or conducted under any license issued by it. No municipal licensing fee shall be set at an amount in excess of the amount charged by the Control Commission.
A municipality may by ordinance exempt all qualified organizations from the payment of any municipal licensing fee.
No municipal ordinance shall exempt any organization from payment of any fee due the Control Commission.
Each licensing municipality shall forward a copy of any such ordinance to the Control Commission immediately upon adoption.