[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Harrison 9-20-76 as L.L. No. 3-1977. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is hereby specifically provided that it shall be lawful for any bona fide religious or charitable organization or bona fide educational or service organization or bona fide organization of veterans or volunteer firemen to conduct games of chance 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 9-A of the General Municipal Law (Games of Chance Licensing Law).
The following restrictions shall apply to the conduct of games of chance authorized by this chapter:
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization, other than a licensee under the provisions of this chapter and Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law, shall conduct such game or shall lease or otherwise make available for conducting games of chance a hall or other premises for any consideration whatsoever, direct or indirect, except as provided in § 190 of the General Municipal Law.
No game of chance 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.
No authorized organization licensed under the provisions of this chapter and Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law shall purchase or receive any supplies or equipment specifically designed or adapted for use in the conduct of games of chance from other than a supplier licensed by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board or from another authorized organization.
The entire net proceeds of any game of chance and of any rental shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purposes of the organization permitted to conduct the same.
No prize shall exceed the sum or value of $100 in any operation or conducting of a single game of chance as provided in § 186 of the General Municipal Law. No single wager shall exceed $10.
No series of prizes on any one occasion of games of chance shall aggregate more than $1,000, as provided in § 186 of the General Municipal Law.
No person except a bona fide member of any such organization, its auxiliary or affiliated organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game, as set forth in § 195-c of the General Municipal Law.
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any such game.
The unauthorized conduct of a game of chance shall constitute and be punishable as a misdemeanor.
Such games of chance are hereby authorized and permitted to be conducted on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as "Sunday." except that in no event will any such games of chance be permitted on Easter Sunday, Christmas Day or New Year's Eve.
[Added 5-3-78 by L.L. No. 1-1978]
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 legislation was approved 11-8-77 by a majority of the qualified electors voting thereon.