Governor Moore Signs Amis Bill.: Now Unlawful to Bet on a Horse Race in the State of Arkansas-the Bill., Daily Racing Form, 1907-02-28


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GOVERNOR MOORE SIGNS AMIS BILL. Now Unlawful to Bet on a Horse Race In the State of Arkansas— The Bill. Little Bock, Ark.. February 27.-11 is now unlawful to bet on borne races in the stale of Arkan Acting Governor John I. Moore today signed the Amis bill: notified the senate of the fact an. I tiled the enactment with the secretary of utate to be numbered among the stntatea. The law reads as foDowa: He It Enacted by the General Assembly of the Slate of Arkansas: Section 1. That hereafter it shall be unlawful to bet in this state, directly or indirectly, by selling • •.- buying iwn.Is *r othetwlne, any money or other valuable things, on any borne race of any kind. Whether had or run in lliis state or out of this state. Bee. 2. That any person who shall violate section 1 of this act shall be deemed guilty of i miade meaner and for the first offense, on conviction, uball be lined in any sum not less than ten dollars tun more than twenty five dollars; and for thp second offense, mi convictiou, snail be tilted in any sum not less than twenty live nor more than one hundred dollars, and for till offeneea after the second, on conviction, shall be fined in any sum not more than live hundred dollars and Imprisoned in the county jail for a term of not less than thirty days nor more than six months, and every liet. wager, sale of pools or purchase of pools shall be deemed a separate offense. Bee. •:. Thai it shall be the duty of the circuit Judges and prosecuting attorneys of this stale and the grand juries and mayors of the cities and towns of this state and the policemen and marshals of said .-ities and towns and Justices of the peace. sheriffs, coroncil and constables to enforce the provisions of tiiis act. when the same is violated in their presence or when the Information of the violation is brought to their knowledge by affidavit or othorw ise. Sec I. That if any sheriff, constable or policeman shall refuse or neglect to at once arrest ami carry before court of competent jurisdiction for trial any person who violates this. act, when the knowledge of such violation shall be brought to their attention by the affidavit of any resident of the comity where said offense is committed, such sheriff, constable or policeman shall be deemed guilty o-f non-feasance in ofiiee and on conviction shall be fined in any sum not niorp than tivp hundred doilnrs and shall lie rpmovpd from office. Sec. ."i. That this act shall be in force from and after its passage. Will Test the Law. H.. t Spiin. Ark., February _.. A. Mu.itl and his associates iii the management of the Oak-lawn 1i:i.k declined to discuss their plans tonight further than to say: "We will continue our meeting as though nothing hud happened and test the constitutionality of the law."

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