[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Southport by ordinance approved at referendum 11-8-1960; printed as amended by ordinances adopted 1-14-1964 and 1-24-1972 (Ch. 12 of the 1975 Municipal Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Games of chance — See Ch. 314.
The purpose of this chapter is to permit the operation of the game of bingo by authorized organizations in the Town of Southport pursuant to Article One, Section Nine of the Constitution of the State of New York, and as implemented by the State Bingo Control Law and the Bingo Licensing Law.
Editor's Note: See Executive Law § 430 et seq. and General Municipal Law § 475 et seq., respectively.
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, as defined in § 476 of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, upon obtaining the required license, to conduct the game of bingo within the territorial limits of the Town of Southport, New York, subject to the provisions of this chapter, Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, Article 19-B of the Executive Law and any amendments to said laws.
The Town Board of the Town of Southport may, pursuant to § 498 of the General Municipal Law, delegate to an officer or officers of such Town designated by the Town Board for such purpose any of the authority granted to such governing body by said Article 14-H of the General Municipal 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.
Games of bingo may be conducted in the Town of Southport on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as "Sunday" provided the license to conduct such game so specifies.
Any license issued pursuant to this chapter shall specify that the holding, operating and conducting of the game of bingo on Sunday is permissible unless the issuing officer shall determine that the conduct of the game on Sundays shall interfere with the good order and repose of the neighborhood where the game is to be conducted.
This chapter shall be applicable to all territory within the limits of the Town of Southport.