[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Clarkstown 4-28-1981 as L.L. No. 7-1981 (Ch. 22A of the 1974 Code). Sections (95-1, 95-2 and 95-7 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any mechanical, electronic or computerized contrivance which, by means of insertion of a coin, token, slug, plate, disc or other article into a slot, crevice, opening or attachment connected with or forming a part of such device or contrivance, effects the operation thereof for use as a game, contest or amusement or which may be so used.
- Includes an individual, corporation, partnership, association or any other organized group of persons, or legal successor or representative of any of the foregoing.
- Any public or quasi-public place, building or store where the public may enter.
[Amended 6-8-1982 by L.L. No. 8-1982; 4-15-1985 by L.L. No. 4-1985]
It shall be unlawful for any person, partnership, club, association or corporation to have in his or its possession or to control or to install, operate, maintain or permit to be placed in any room, space, enclosure or building owned, leased or occupied by him or it or under his or its management or control any machine, apparatus or device commonly known as a "pinball machine, or any electronic or video game or any other machine commonly known as a "pool table," "foosball table" or "skittleball" or any other machine, apparatus or device into which may be or might have been inserted any piece of money or object without first obtaining a permit therefor. The fee for such permit shall be fifty dollars ($50.) per year or any portion of a year per amusement device.
Any person desiring to locate an amusement device or having such a device in his possession within the Town of Clarkstown shall apply to the Town Clerk of the Town of Clarkstown for a permit to operate the same.
The application shall contain, at a minimum, the following information:
No permit shall be issued to any person who has been convicted of a crime or of any gambling offense against the laws of New York State or ordinances of the Town of Clarkstown; and in the event of any such conviction subsequent to the issuance of said permit, said permit shall be immediately revoked.
Upon proper application and submission of the appropriate fees, the Clerk shall issue a permit.
Permits issued under the provisions of this chapter shall expire on December 31 of each year and will be renewed by the Town Clerk upon receipt of a renewal fee in the same amount as the original application.
Upon issuance of the permit, the Clerk shall also issue a seal for each device so permitted. Said seal shall contain the name of the applicant and the permit number and expiration date. The seal shall be affixed to the device in a prominent place by the applicant.
[Amended 6-8-1982 by L.L. No. 8-1982]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine of not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) per device or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed fifteen (15) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuance of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense