Perkins Bill is Passed: New York Assembly Adopts Measure Aimed at Oral Bookmaking., Daily Racing Form, 1910-04-14


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PERKINS BILL IS PASSED NEW YORK ASSEMBLY ADOPTS MEASURE AIMED AT ORAL B00KMAKING. Little Opposition to It Because of Understanding That Senate Will Make Amendments Rendering It Less Stiingent. Albanv. N. Y., April 13.— The Assembly, by a vote of !V to :i4. today passed the lirst of the three Per bias bills designed to make more stringent the Hart Agncw law. The bill bioadeus the scope of thai statute to take in all places and hitting establishments, especially enclosures of ail kinds, and makes it a misdemeanor for owners of race tracks and officers of racing assthdations to knowingly permit betting or any other kind of gambling upon the race tracks. Assemblyman Clarke, of Sheepshcaii Day. made a light against the bill and offered an amendment to eliminate the provision holding racing OaaCcra responsible for violation of the law. The amendment was defeated by a vote of 88. to 2I. A large delegation of turfnn n which journeyed Alluinyward early in the day carried a number of amendments to the measure which they were prepared to submit to the Codes Committee of the Sen ate. before which a hearing was gien today, with a view to making the lell less sweeping, so as to direct the legislation against the professional bookmaker rather than against individual tiettors. The New York delegation included accredited represent atives from the breeders, the automobile manufacturers, the hotel men and others interested. All the nietroiK.litan racing associations were wtdl represented. Members of the Senate Codes Committee, of which Senator l.rackett. of II SIB tag a. is chairman. hae assured representatives of the Jockey Club and the various racing associations that there is no fiaaira to put them out of business anil that all that is to 1m- sought is to eliminate the professional lw ok-maker from the race track. It was prolmbly with the understanding that the Senate would amend the Perkiaa bills in several important pas III al Bin that the first hill "f Mr. IVrkins to be rt ached on the Assembly calendar today was passed without any debate and by such a vote.

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