[Adopted 5-13-1982 (Ch. 24, Art. I, of the 1969 Code)]
The Township of Colts Neck, pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq., hereby finds and determines that it shall be lawful on any day of the week for certain organizations, hereinafter specified, to conduct raffles or games of chance within the Township of Colts Neck when the entire net proceeds of such games of chance are to be devoted to educational, charitable, patriotic, religious and public-spirited uses.
Only the after-described organizations or types of organizations shall be authorized to conduct raffles or games of chance in the Township of Colts Neck: bona fide organizations or associations of veterans of any war in which the United States has been engaged; churches or religious congregations and religious organizations; charitable, educational and fraternal organizations; civic and service clubs; officially recognized volunteer fire companies; officially recognized volunteer first-aid or rescue squads; and senior citizen associations and clubs.
The games of chance authorized by this article are those games of chance commonly known as "raffles," which are played by drawing for prizes or the allotment of prizes by chance by the selling of shares or tickets or rights to participate in such games of chance. Such games of chance shall be held, operated and conducted by the active members of the organizations and associations as herein described.
All such games of chance shall be conducted pursuant to appropriate provisions of the New Jersey Administrative Code in keeping with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq., the provisions of each of which are incorporated herein by reference.
All of those organizations and associations desiring to conduct raffles as herein described shall submit applications to the Township Clerk of the Township of Colts Neck in conformance with the provisions of the statute and Administrative Code above described.
Only those organizations or associations expressly permitted by resolution of the Township Committee of the Township of Colts Neck shall be allowed to conduct raffles within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Township of Colts Neck.
No games of chance shall be conducted under any license issued under this article on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as "Sunday," unless it shall be provided in the license issued for the holding, operating and conducting of a game of chance that games of chance may be conducted on said day.
[Amended 10-8-1997; 3-8-2006]
Any person, company, association or organization other than those expressly described in this article conducting a raffle in the Township of Colts Neck or any organization or association conducting a raffle without the express authorization from the Township of Colts Neck shall be deemed to be in violation of this article and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable as provided in § 1-9 of this Code.