General Municipal Law Section 195-N
Manufacturers of bell jars
- reports and records
1.Distribution; manufacturers. For business conducted in this state, manufacturers licensed by the board to sell bell jar tickets shall sell only such tickets to distributors licensed by the board. Manufacturers of bell jar tickets, seal cards, merchandise boards, and coin boards may submit samples, artists’ renderings, or color photocopies of proposed bell jar tickets, seal cards, merchandise boards, coin boards, payout cards, and flares for review and approval by the board. Within thirty days of receipt of such sample or rendering, the board shall approve or deny such bell jar tickets. Following approval of a rendering of a bell jar ticket, seal card, merchandise board, or coin board by the board, the manufacturer shall submit to the board a sample of the printed bell jar ticket, seal card, merchandise board, coin board, payout card, and flare for such game. Such sample shall be submitted prior to the sale of the game to any licensed distributor for resale in this state. For coin boards and merchandise boards, nothing herein shall require the submittal of actual coins or merchandise as part of the approval process. Any licensed manufacturer who willfully violates the provisions of this section shall:
(a)upon such first offense, have their license suspended for a period of thirty days;
(b)upon such second offense, participate in a hearing to be conducted by the board, and surrender their license for such period as recommended by the board; and
(c)upon such third or subsequent offense, have their license suspended for a period of one year and shall be guilty of a class E felony. Any unlicensed manufacturer who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class E felony.
2.Bar codes. The manufacturer shall affix to the flare of each bell jar game a bar code that provides all information prescribed by the board and shall require that the bar code include the serial number of the game the flare describes. A manufacturer shall also affix to the outside of the container or wrapping containing a deal of bell jar tickets a bar code providing all information prescribed by the board and containing the same information as the bar code affixed to the flare. The board may also prescribe additional bar code requirements. No person may alter the bar code that appears on the flare or on the outside of the container or wrapping containing a deal of bell jar tickets. Possession of a deal of bell jar tickets that has a bar code different from the serial number of the deal inside the container or wrapping as evidenced on the flare is prima facie evidence that the possessor has altered the bar code on the container or wrapping.
3.Bell jar flares.
(a)A manufacturer shall not ship or cause to be shipped into this state any deal of bell jar tickets that does not have its own individual flare as required for that deal by rule of the board. A person other than a licensed manufacturer shall not manufacture, alter, modify, or otherwise change a flare for a deal of bell jar tickets except as authorized by this article or rules and regulations promulgated by the board.
(b)The flare for each deal of bell jar tickets sold by a manufacturer in this state shall be placed inside the wrapping of the deal which the flare describes.
(c)The bar code affixed to the flare of each bell jar game shall bear the serial number of such game as prescribed by the board.
(d)The flare of each bell jar game shall have affixed a bar code that provides:
(1)the game code;
(2)the serial number of the game;
(3)the name of the manufacturer; and
(4)other information the board by rule may require. The serial number included on the bar code shall be the same as the serial number of the tickets included in the deal. A manufacturer who manufactures a deal of bell jar tickets shall affix to the outside of the container or wrapping containing the bell jar tickets the same bar code that is affixed to the flare for that deal.
(e)No person shall alter the bar code that appears on the outside of a container or wrapping containing a deal of bell jar tickets. Possession of a deal of bell jars that has a bar code different from the bar code of the deal inside the container or wrapping is prima facie evidence that the possessor has altered the bar code on the box.
4.Reports of sales. A manufacturer who sells bell jar tickets for resale in this state shall file with the board, on a form prescribed by the board, a report of all bell jar tickets sold to distributors in the state. The report shall be filed quarterly on or before the twentieth day of the month succeeding the end of the quarter in which the sale was made. The board may require that the report be submitted via magnetic media or electronic data transfer.
5.Inspection. The board may inspect the premises, books, records, and inventory of a manufacturer without notice during the normal business hours of the manufacturer.
Section 195-N — Manufacturers of bell jars; reports and records,
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/GMU/195-N (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).