Town of Cortlandt, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Cortlandt 9-16-1959. Section 127-10 amended and § 127-11 added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: The original Bingo Ordinance was superseded in its entirety by this amendment of 4-9-1963.

§ 127-1 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to amend an ordinance adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Cortlandt, Westchester County, New York, dated July 8, 1958, authorizing the conduct of bingo in such town, to change the reference in such local ordinance from Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law to Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, as so renumbered by Chapter 438 of the Laws of 1962, and to set forth therein the following additional amended and renumbered restrictions concerning the conduct of the game of bingo by an authorized organization in such town as required by § 479 of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, as amended by Chapter 438 of the Laws of 1962.

§ 127-2 License required for operation.

No person, firm, association, corporation or organization other than a license under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law 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.

§ 127-3 Rental of premises.

No bingo games 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.

§ 127-4 Suppliers.

No authorized organization licensed under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law shall purchase or receive any supplies or equipment specifically designed or adopted for use in the conduct of bingo games from other than a supplier licensed under the Bingo Control Law[1] or from another authorized organization.
Editor's Note: See Executive Law § 430 et seq.

§ 127-5 Net 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.

§ 127-6 Single prizes.

No prize shall exceed the sum or value of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) in any single game of bingo.

§ 127-7 Series of prizes.

No series of prizes on any one (1) bingo occasion shall aggregate more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.).

§ 127-8 Member participation.

No person except a bona fide member of any such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game.

§ 127-9 Participation remuneration.

No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any game of bingo.

§ 127-10 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 8-17-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993]
The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any willful violation of any provision of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or up to fifteen (15) days in jail or by a civil penalty not exceeding three thousand dollars ($3,000.).

§ 127-11 Limited-period bingo.

[Added 8-17-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993]
Limited-period bingo shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the rules and regulations of the Commission.