[HISTORY: Adopted by the North Hempstead Town Board 9-9-1958, approved at election held on 11-5-1957; amended in its entirety 2-3-1959. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this ordinance is to amend an ordinance adopted by the Town Board of the Town of North Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, dated September 9, 1958, and amended February 3, 1959, authorizing the conduct of bingo in such town; to change the reference in such ordinance from Article 14-G of the General Municipal Law to Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, as so renumbered by Chapter 438 of the Laws of 1962; and to set forth therein the following additional amended and renumbered restrictions concerning the conduct of the game of bingo by an authorized organization in such town, as required by Section 479 of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York as amended by Chapter 438 of the Laws of 1962.
The terms used in this ordinance shall have the same meanings designated in and by the Bingo Licensing Law.
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.
No licensee or 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 (3) occasions in any one (1) week.
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 profit derived from the operation of such game.
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 or from another authorized organization.
Editor's Note: See Art. 19-B of the Executive Law.
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.
[Amended 1-16-1996 by L.L. No. 1, 1996]
No prize shall exceed the sum or value of one thousand dollars ($1,000.) in any single game of bingo.
[Amended 1-16-1996 by L.L. No. 1, 1996]
No series of prizes on any one (1) bingo occasion shall aggregate more than three thousand dollars ($3,000.).
No person except a bona fide member of such organization shall participate in the management or operation of such game. Such persons shall have been a bona fide member of such organization for at least one (1) year prior to participation in the management or operation of such game.
No persons shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any game of bingo.
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.
Any person or persons, association, corporation or organization committing an offense against this ordinance or any provision or section thereof is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.) or imprisonment for a period not exceeding one (1) year for each such offense, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
This ordinance shall take effect thirty (30) days after date of the enactment hereof, as provided by § 497 of the General Municipal Law, and after due publication and posting as provided by § 133 of the Town Law.