CHAPTER 5A. BINGO GAMES.
Sec. 5A.9. Deleted by Ordinance No. 1074, § 1 (part).Sec. 5A.10. Deleted by Ordinance No. 1074, § 1 (part).Sec. 5A.11. Deleted by Ordinance No. 1074, § 1 (part).Sec. 5A.12. Summary suspension of license.
(1) Whenever it appears to the chief of police that the
(a) Made a false statement on the license application;
(b) Is conducting a bingo game in violation of any of the provisions of
this chapter; or
(c) Is violating any of the provisions of Penal Code
Section 326.5, the chief of police shall have the authority to summarily suspend
the license and order the licensee to immediately cease and desist any further
operation of any bingo game.
(2) Any person who continues to conduct a bingo
game after any summary suspension thereof under subsection (1) shall be deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a
fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or by imprisonment in the county jail
for a period not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and
(3) The order issued under subsection (1) shall also notify
the licensee that it shall have five days from the date of such order to request
a hearing to determine whether such license shall be revoked. Failure to
request, in writing, such hearing before the city manager within such five-day
period shall result in a revocation of the license.
(4) Upon such request by
the licensee, whose license has been suspended under subsection (1) for a
hearing to determine whether such license shall be revoked, the chief of police
shall provide such hearing within ten days after receipt of such request at
which hearing the suspended licensee may appear before the chief of police for
the purpose of presenting evidence why the license should not be revoked. No
license shall be revoked under this section unless notice of the time and place
of such hearing shall have first been given at least five days before the
hearing thereof by depositing in the United States mail a notice directed to the
suspended licensee at the address given in the application. The notice shall set
forth a summary of the ground advanced as the basis of the suspension and
(5) Any organization whose license is revoked under this section
shall not conduct any bingo game in the city until such time as the city
council, on appeal, determines to overrule the decision of the chief of police.
(Ord. No. 895, § 2.)