Township of Hillside, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Township Council) of the Township of Hillside 12-21-1971 as Ch. VII, Sec. 7-13, of the 1971 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Amusement devices — See Ch. 110.
[Amended 2-23-2015 by Ord. No. O-15-02]
A. 
Purpose. As provided for by the Bingo Licensing Law, N.J.S.A. 5:8-24 et seq., and the Raffles Licensing Law, N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq., eligible organizations may conduct games of chance known as bingo and raffles within the Township. The purpose of this chapter is to authorize the Township to issue licenses in accordance with statutory law.
B. 
Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ELIGIBLE ORGANIZATION
Bona fide 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, senior citizen associations and clubs, officially recognized volunteer fire companies, and officially recognized volunteer first aid or rescue squads.
ISSUING AUTHORITY
The Township Clerk who shall be responsible for approving bingo and raffle licenses.
[Amended 2-23-2015 by Ord. No. O-15-02]
A. 
No eligible organization shall conduct bingo or a raffle without first having applied for a license to, and received a license from, the issuing authority.
B. 
The Township Clerk shall approve or deny all applications for bingo or raffle licenses in accordance with New Jersey's statutory law and duly promulgated New Jersey regulations.
C. 
Fees; exceptions.
(1) 
Except as set forth in Subsection C(2) below, all fees for bingo and raffle licenses payable upon application shall be as set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:47-4.9, as permitted by N.J.A.C. 13:47-10(a).
(2) 
Fees for instant raffle game license applications made by eligible organizations are as follows:
(a) 
For a daily license: $10.
(b) 
For a yearly license: $375.
[Amended 2-23-2015 by Ord. No. O-15-02]
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 as provided by N.J.S.A. 5:8-31 and N.J.S.A. 5:8-58.
[Added 7-19-1994]
A. 
No person shall play for money or any other valuable items or participate in any game of chance such as cards, dice, pitching coins or any other game in any park or any street or sidewalk or in any other public place within the Township of Hillside.
B. 
The provision of Subsection A hereof shall not be construed as prohibiting any game of chance conducted by or for any charitable institution pursuant to a properly obtained license or permit issued by the appropriate legal authority.
[Added 7-19-1994; amended 10-21-2003]
Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000; imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days; and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.