[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fishkill 12-15-1958 as Ord. No. X. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was reaffirmed 5-13-1963 by action of the Board of Trustees.
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license therefor as provided by Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law, to conduct the game of bingo within the territorial limits of the Village of Fishkill, subject to the provisions of this chapter, the provisions of Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law and the provisions of the State Lottery Control Law.
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization other than an authorized organization licensed under the provisions of Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law shall be permitted to conduct such games.
The entire net proceeds of any game shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the same.
No single prize shall exceed the sum or value of $250.
No series of prizes on any one occasion shall aggregate more than $1,000.
No person except a bona fide member of any such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game.
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any such game.
The unauthorized conduct of a bingo game and any willful violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.
This chapter, which is subject to a mandatory referendum, shall not take effect unless and until approved by a majority of the qualified voters of said Village of Fishkill voting thereon at a general or special election.
[Amended 2-13-1984 by L.L. No. 9-1984]
Regulations for governing the conduct of bingo games in the Village of Fishkill, which are not inconsistent with Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, shall be promulgated by local law of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fishkill.
It shall be lawful to conduct games of bingo, pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as Sunday, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. of said day.