Town of Chautauqua, NY
Chautauqua County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Chautauqua 9-28-1981. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as an "Ordinance Permitting Bingo in the Town of Chautauqua."
[Amended 2-8-1993 by L.L. No. 1-1993]
Pursuant to Subdivision 2 of § 9 of Article I of the State Constitution, it shall be lawful for any authorized organization, as defined in § 476 of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, upon obtaining the required license, to conduct bingo games within the territorial limits of the Town of Chautauqua subject to the provisions of this chapter, Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, Article 19-B of the Executive Law, the rules and regulations of the State Racing and Wagering Board and the restrictions hereinafter set forth.
A. 
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization, other than a licensee 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.
B. 
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.
C. 
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 adapted 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.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Article 19-B of the Executive Law.
D. 
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.
E. 
No prize shall exceed the sum or value of $250 in any single game of bingo.
F. 
No series of prizes on any one bingo occasion shall aggregate more than $1,000.
G. 
No person except a bona fide member of any such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game.
H. 
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any game of bingo.
I. 
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.
J. 
Limited-period bingo shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law and the rules and regulations of the State Racing and Wagering Board.
[Amended 2-8-1993 by L.L. No. 1-1993]
This chapter shall become operative and effective when it shall have been approved by a majority of the electors voting on a proposition submitted at a general or special election, held within the Town of Chautauqua, who are qualified to vote for officers of the Town of Chautauqua.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was approved by a majority vote at a general election held November 3, 1981.