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File #: 19-1431    Version: 1 Name: Ordinance: Redemption Amusement Games
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 9/9/2019 In control: Law
On agenda: 11/7/2019 Final action: 12/4/2019
Title: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT TITLE V, AMUSEMENTS AND AMUSEMENT BUSINESSES, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, BY ADDING A NEW CHAPTER, REDEMPTION AMUSEMENT GAMES.
Sponsors: Council of the Whole
Attachments: 1. F-a published 112219
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AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT TITLE V, AMUSEMENTS AND AMUSEMENT BUSINESSES, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, BY ADDING A NEW CHAPTER, REDEMPTION AMUSEMENT GAMES.

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WHEREAS, the Municipal Council has adopted ordinances regulating the various amusements or amusement devices throughout the City of Newark; and

WHEREAS, technological advancements with computers, Smart phones and microchips, have yielded amusements and games that are available through electronic devices and hand-held computers; and

WHEREAS, many electronic devices and hand-held computers allow individuals to participate in games of skill or chance through interaction with the device; and

WHEREAS, effective May 1, 2017 the legislature amended the Amusement Games Licensing Law, N.J.S.A. 5:8-100, et seq. which had previously authorized municipalities to license owners and operators of amusement games, now included licensing electronic amusement offered through electronic devices; and

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 5:8-101.1 also provides that the holders of certain special concessionaire permits, with licensed premises located in an international airport terminal, on the departure level in the post-security checkpoint area, shall be eligible to be issued an amusement games license provided that all other requirements for licensure are met; and

WHEREAS, given these advancements in electronic amusement and gaming and the changes in the law, the Municipal Council is desirous of authorizing an additional amusement category known as Redemption Amusement Games; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, THAT:

Note: Additions are shown in bold and underlined.

SECTION 1. The Newark Municipal Code, Title V, Amusement and Amusement Businesses, is hereby amended to add a new Chapter, Redemption Amusement Games.

CHAPTER 13 REDEMPTION AMUSEMENT GAMES

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