[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Harrison 3-12-58. Section 99-1 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 43, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Games of chance — See Ch. 152.
It is hereby specifically provided that it shall be lawful for any bona fide religious, charitable or nonprofit organization of veterans, volunteer firemen or similar nonprofit organizations to conduct the game of bingo within the territorial limits of the Town of Harrison, notwithstanding the provisions of any Zoning Ordinance that may have been or may hereafter be enacted by the Town of Harrison, upon obtaining a license therefor issued pursuant to the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law (the Bingo Licensing Law).
The following restrictions shall apply to the conduct of bingo games authorized by this chapter:
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization other than an authorized organization licensed under the provisions of this chapter 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 shall not be effective unless and until it shall have been approved by a majority of the qualified electors of the Town of Harrison voting on a proposition therefor submitted at a general or special election held within the Town of Harrison.
Editor's Note: This chapter was approved by a majority of qualified electors at an election held 4-1-58.