[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Berne 10-2-1984 by L.L. No. 2-1984, approved at referendum 12-8-1984. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The terms "Control Commission," "bingo," "game," "authorized organization" and "license" shall have the meanings designated by the Bingo Licensing Law.
Editor's Note: See General Municipal Law Article 14-H (§ 475 et seq.).
No person, firm, association, corporation or organization other than an authorized organization licensed under the provisions of the Bingo Licensing Law shall be permitted to conduct bingo games within the territorial limits of the Town of Berne.
No bingo game 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 person, firm, association, corporation or organization other than a licensee under the provisions of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law shall lease or otherwise make available for conducting bingo, a hall or other premises for any consideration whatsoever, direct or indirect.
No authorized commercial lessor shall conduct bingo games or lease or otherwise make available for conducting bingo, a hall or other premises utilized for such games on more than three occasions in any one week.
The maximum rent for each occasion that may be paid by a licensee for the use of a hall or other premises for the conduct of bingo shall be limited to the amount of $150 for such occasion, unless additional compensation is authorized by the State Bingo Control Commission.
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, upon obtaining a license therefor as provided in the Bingo Licensing Law, to conduct the game of bingo within the territorial limits of the Town of Berne, subject to the provisions of this chapter, the provisions of the Bingo Licensing Law and the provisions of the State Bingo Control Law.
The entire net proceeds of any game shall be exclusively devoted to the lawful purpose of the organization permitted to conduct the same.
No single prize shall exceed the sum or value set forth in General Municipal Law § 479.
No series of prizes on any one occasion shall aggregate an amount as set forth in General Municipal Law § 479.
No person except a bona fide member of any such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game.
The identification cards for bingo workers, as required by Section 296.4 of the Rules and Regulations of the State Bingo Control Commission, shall be prepared and issued solely by the office of the Town Clerk.
No person shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any such game.
The Town Clerk is hereby delegated all of the authority granted to the Town Board by the Bingo Licensing Law in relation to the issuance, amendment and cancellation of licenses, the conduct of investigations and hearings, the supervision of the operation of the games and the collection and transmission of fees.
The Town Clerk is hereby authorized to issue a license authorizing the holding, operating and conducting of games of bingo on Sunday; provided, however, that said games shall not be conducted before 2:00 p.m. of that day and conditioned upon the limitations regarding games as they are otherwise provided for.
Any person or persons, association or corporation committing an offense against this chapter or any provision or section thereof is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year for each such offense, or by both such fine and imprisonment.