[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Chautauqua 7-10-1995 as L.L. No. 3-1995. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Bingo — See Ch. 58.
This chapter is enacted pursuant to the authority granted to municipalities under Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York and shall be known as the "Games of Chance Law of the Town of Chautauqua."
The words and terms as used in this chapter shall have the same meanings as such words and terms used in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, unless otherwise provided herein or the context requires a different meaning.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- GAMES OF CHANCE
- A game of chance as now or hereafter defined in § 186, Subdivisions 3, 3-a and 3-b of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, and shall include merchandise wheels, bell jars and raffles.
- The Town of Chautauqua.
Games of chance may be conducted by an authorized organization, upon obtaining a license from the Town Clerk as provided in Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law and as provided in this chapter. Such games of chance shall be conducted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, the rules and regulations adopted by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
The conduct of games of chance shall be subject to the restrictions imposed by Article 9-A, § 189, of the General Municipal Law and the rules and regulations adopted by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
Games of chance may be conducted on Sundays pursuant to this chapter, with the exception that no games may be conducted on Easter Sunday, Christmas Day or New Year's Eve.
The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department shall exercise control over and supervision of all games of chance conducted under duly authorized license from the town. In exercising such control, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department shall have, in addition to all the powers already vested therein, those powers and duties set forth in and for the enforcement of Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York.
This chapter shall take effect 20 days following the approval of such chapter by a majority of the qualified voters of the Town of Chautauqua voting on this proposition therefor, at the general election held in the Town of Chautauqua, New York, pursuant to the provisions of the Town Law of the state.
Editor's Note: This local law was submitted to the town for a mandatory referendum at a general election held 11-7-1995, where it received the affirmative vote of a majority of the qualified electors voting thereon.