N.Y. General Municipal Law Section 491
Statement of receipts, expenses

  • additional license fees


Within seven days after the conclusion of any occasion of bingo, the authorized organization that conducted the same, and such authorized organization’s members who were in charge thereof, and when applicable the authorized organization that rented its premises therefor, shall each furnish to the clerk of the municipality a statement subscribed by the member in charge and affirmed by such person as true, under the penalties of perjury, showing the amount of the gross receipts derived therefrom and each item of expense incurred, or paid, and each item of expenditure made or to be made, the name and address of each person to whom each such item has been paid, or is to be paid, with a detailed description of the merchandise purchased or the services rendered therefor, the net proceeds derived from such game or rental, as the case may be, and the use to which such proceeds have been or are to be applied and a list of prizes offered and given, with the respective values thereof. A clerk may make provisions for the option for the electronic filing of such statement. It shall be the duty of each licensee to maintain and keep such books and records as may be necessary to substantiate the particulars of each such statement and within fifteen days after the end of each calendar quarter during which there has been any occasion of bingo, a summary statement of such information, in form prescribed by the commission, shall be furnished in the same manner to the commission.


Upon the filing of such statement of receipts, the authorized organization furnishing the same shall pay to the clerk of the municipality as and for an additional license fee a sum based upon the reported net proceeds, if any, for the occasion covered by such statement and determined in accordance with such schedule as shall be established from time to time by the commission to defray the cost to municipalities of administering the provisions of this article and of article nineteen-B of the executive law.

Source: Section 491 — Statement of receipts, expenses; additional license fees, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GMU/491 (updated Jul. 14, 2017; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

Last modified:
Jul. 14, 2017

§ 491’s source at nysenate​.gov

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