[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Rochelle Park 4-15-1974 by Ord. No. 353. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A license shall be required for any bona fide organization or association of veterans of any war in which the United States has been engaged, churches of religious congregations and religious organizations, charitable, educational and fraternal organizations, civic and service clubs, volunteer fire companies and volunteer first aid or rescue squads to hold and operate games of chance of and restricted to the specific kind of game of chance commonly known as "bingo" or "lotto," or the specific kind of game or games of chance commonly known as a "raffle" or "raffles" 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 game or games and by conducting the game or games accordingly, when the entire net proceeds of such games of chance are to be devoted to educational and charitable, patriotic, religious or public-spirited uses and for any such organization or association, church, congregation, society, club, company or squad.
Each applicant for such license shall file with the Clerk of the municipality a written application therefor, stating the name and address of the applicant, the names and addresses of its officers, the specific kind of games of chance intended to be held, the place or places where and the date or dates and the time or times when such games of chance are intended to be held, the specific purposes to which the entire net proceeds of such games of chance are to be devoted and in what manner, and containing a statement, executed by the applicant and by a member or members so designated, that he or they will be responsible for the holding, operation and conduct of such games of chance in accordance with the provisions of the rules and regulations governing the holding, operation and conduct of such games as described in the aforementioned New Jersey statutes.
Editor's Note: The preamble of Ord. No. 353 recited that pursuant to N.J.S.A. 5:8-24 et seq. and N.J.S.A. 5:8-50 et seq., municipalities are authorized to license organizations to conduct games of bingo and raffles within the municipality under the conditions and restrictions set forth in each of the statutes.
[Amended 4-19-1995 by Ord. No. 689; 2-20-2008 by Ord. No. 978-08]
The licensing municipality shall charge a fee equal to or greater than the amount charged by the schedule set forth by the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission; however, there shall be no fee charged to any organization which has applied for and received tax exempt status pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code and provides proof of that status at the time of making the application required by the previous section.
No license for the holding, operation and conduct of any game or games of chance shall be issued under this chapter which shall be effective for a period of more than one year.
Raffle licenses may be issued to organizations designated in § 66-1 for the conduct of any raffle to be conducted on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as "Sunday," pursuant to N.J.S.A. 5:8-58. Bingo games shall not be permitted on the first day of the week, commonly known as "Sunday."