New law would allow local authorized organizations to conduct raffles within the Village.
At their meeting of September 26, 2011, the Village Board adopted a local law that would permit the conduct of raffles within the Village. Specifically, the Village Clerk would be allowed to issue permits to authorized organizations. Such organizations include non-profits, religious and educational institutions, and fraternal and volunteer firefighter organizations.
The local law must be approved by a majority of Village voters who vote in the November 8, 2011 general election. The text of the proposition to appear on the ballot will be as follows:
Shall there be approved in the Village of Irvington, Local Law No. 6 of 2011 enacting Chapter 127 [Games of Chance(Raffles)] of the Code of the Village of Irvington. Said local law permits duly licensed authorized organizations to conduct raffles in the Village of Irvington, subject to the New York State law regulating games of chance, and was enacted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Irvington on September 26, 2011.