Status of New York Legislation, Daily Racing Form, 1910-05-22


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STATUS OF NEW YORK LEGISLATION. Albany, N. V.. May 21.— It is exp.-cteil that on Tuesday next the Rules Committee of the Assembly will take actiou on the various aiili-racing bills that an- Before it. Four m.-a-ures of this description have b.-on referred to the committee ill the ordinary eaaSBC or legislative procedure, and the rate "f all tin- ami racing legislation now rests with this committee. Included are the Agnew anti-oral-betting hill and the Agin-w I. ill repealing that ec tion ,,r the Percy-Gray law which provides that directors of racing associations shall not be liable lor gambling oa their tracks it" signs prohibiting ganil. ling are posted. These two bills were passed by the Senate a considerable time ago. Tare similar hills inn--dined by Assemblyman Perkins passed the Assembly and are n.«w in the Senate Codes Com mittee. Senator Agnew. fearing Ilia I hi- two bills Will not gel out ..I the Ass. lllbly Rules C littee. has given notice that he will move to suspend the Senate rules iu order to take the two Perkins hills out of tl:.- Senate Codes Committee and pass thcln iu the fIrMra. The ether two hills before the Ass.-mblv Rules •-.inmittee an- tin- Agnew hill prohibit lag the publication of racing odds and the amended Perkins bill which is a companion measure to the one repealing the nihility section of the Percy-Grav law and which makes gambling mi race tracks subject to the same provisions of the Penal Code which prohibit gambling at any other place, such as iu regular gambling houses and poolrooms. If lhe Assembly Kill s C nittee decides not to re|K.rt any of the racing bills the milv hill that can get through ImiIIi houses under the circuiu-.t.inces and reach Governor Hughes for his signature is Assemblyman Perkins bill, now iu the Senate Codes Committee, which repeals the directors personal liability section of the Percy Gray law.

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