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Village of Ossining, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining 2-5-1974 as Ch. 4, Art. II, of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Games of chance — See Ch. 153.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate the game of bingo other than an authorized organization licensed under the provisions of Chapter 171, Licenses, the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, Article 19-B of the Executive Law, and Article 1, § 9, Subdivision 2, of the State Constitution and any amendments thereto.
The provisions of the Bingo Licensing Law of the state and the provisions of the state Bingo Control Law (Executive Law, Article 19-B) shall control the licensing of organizations and the conduct of bingo games in the Village and this chapter and Chapter 171, Licenses, incorporates the provisions of those statutes by reference, as if set forth in full herein. Any inconsistency between this chapter and Chapter 171 of this Code and such statutes shall be resolved in favor of those statutes.
In addition to the several restrictions imposed by the Bingo Licensing Law of the state, the following additional restrictions are hereby imposed on the conduct of bingo games in the Village:
A. 
[1]Permitted operators. No person other than a licensee under the provisions of the Bingo Licensing Law (Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law) of the state shall conduct such game or shall lease or otherwise make available for conducting bingo a hall or other premises for any consideration whatsoever, direct or indirect.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Section 4-20(1), Sunday operation prohibited, which immediately preceded this subsection, was repealed 6-21-1983 by L.L. No. 4-1983.
B. 
Prohibited lease arrangements. No bingo game shall be held, operated or conducted on or within any leased premises if rental under such lease is to be paid, wholly or partly, on the basis of a percentage of the receipts or net profits derived from the operation of such game.
C. 
Authorized suppliers. No authorized organization licensed under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law of the state shall purchase or receive any supplies or equipment specifically designed or adapted for use in the conduct of bingo games from other than a supplier licensed under the Bingo Control Law (Article 19-B of the Executive Law) or from another authorized organization.
D. 
Use of proceeds. The entire net proceeds of any game of bingo and of any rental shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the same.
E. 
Prize limit for single games. No prize shall exceed the sum or value of the maximum amount as provided in Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law in any single game of bingo.
[Amended 8-3-1999 by L.L. No. 2-1999]
F. 
Prize limit for series. No series of prizes on any one bingo occasion shall aggregate more than the maximum amount as provided in Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law.
[Amended 8-3-1999 by L.L. No. 2-1999]
G. 
Permitted management personnel. No person except a bona fide member of an organization mentioned in Subsection C of this section shall participate in the management or operation of a bingo game.
H. 
Compensation for management prohibited. No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any game of bingo.
I. 
Violation to constitute misdemeanor. The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any willful violation of any provision of this chapter or Chapter 171 of this Code or of the Bingo Licensing Law (Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law) of the state shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.
J. 
Other restrictions remain in force. Any and all other restrictions, requirements and limitations imposed by the Bingo Licensing Law (Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law) of the state or any other applicable laws, ordinances or regulations with respect to the licensing, conduct and supervision of bingo games, the fees and statements due in connection therewith and the provisions of this chapter and Chapter 171 of this Code shall remain in full force and effect.
[Added 6-21-1983 by L.L. No. 4-1983]
The conduct of bingo games on the first day of the week, commonly known as "Sunday," is permitted in accordance with the authority granted by Article 14-H, § 485 of the General Municipal Law. Each license issued for the holding, operating or conducting of bingo games shall provide on the face thereof that the holder of such license is permitted to hold, operate and conduct bingo games on Sunday.