Hearing on New York Bill: Legislative Committee at Albany Reported as Indisposed to Take Action, Daily Racing Form, 1913-03-29


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HEARING ON NEW YORK BILL. 1 Legislative Committee at Albany Reported as Indisposed to Take Action. J All. any. N. Y.. March St.— No one represelitiic; the Jockey Cluh appeared before he ft SSt nihil Codes Committee today at the hearing on Assembly man Knights bill designed lo strengthen the Hurt Agnew an. I Agnew-Perkuu laws, aimed to prevent race track betting. c Canon chase , f Brooklya ami flu- Ber. t . t: Miller of the State Civic LeaggW asked the cummii tc- to report it favorably. "It has been announced that the race tracks ,:.t rolni; to open in Hie spring." said Canon Chat "ami thai the credit system of betting will lie i operation on the tracks under the recent dechdon I Supreme Court Justice Seudder and the Appell.Ui llivi-ioii in th" Shane Case. •Ye do uol aim to prohibit private betting, t-ui s we do want to prevent the recording of such a bet. I •ruder the Scwdder decision the agent of tne t bookmaker may make and reeard a private hot ami show the record lo the bookmaker. Inilcr our J amendment this will he a crime and bookmaking il will in- Impossible even under the credit system." I Assemblyman Louis A. Cuvlllier of New York y was lie only one who opposed the hill, declaring it- v passage would he disrespectful to the Court f ■ Appe:i|-. where a decision in the Shane rase .- i pendlug. A- that case will shortly he decided I v ■ the Court of Appeals, he said, he believed it wouU he positively discourteous u|m u the part of tin- com I mittee to take any action on Hie hill while he s decision as to constitutionality of the present law was pending. He anticipated thai the decision of i Justice Scndder would In- sustained as to the legality t of oral betting. Mr. CnvBHer Insisted there had been a grave t error in the definition of the term hookmakbjg. au I i ilia! an oral wager could not in any manner he con : siiieieii bookaaakmg. I "This bagahoo about gamhllag at the track Cie ] coming season is a false impression." he said. "Th" sp.rt of horse racing provides amusement both entertaining and healthy." The Assemblyman declared that the advocates .1 j tin- Knight hill wen- making an effort, altbougb a weak one. to go -till further than the Agnew-Hari 1 law. which was so earnestly advocated hy form • Governor Hughes, to interfere with horse racing in ! New York State ami which has largely failed to Is- I sustained by the courts. Mr. CnrilBer in conclusion i nrgetl the committee lo refuse t . report the bill. |i seemed to br the sentiment of the committee at the cltise uf the hearing that the bill would not lie reported because it would interfere with pending litigation.

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