Tobin Bill Passes House: But All Louisiana Anti-Racing Legislation Now Seems Deemed to Defeat, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-05


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TOBIN BILL PASSES HOUSE But All Louisiana Anti-Racing Legislation Nov Ssems Doomed to Dsfsat. NEW ORLEANS, La., July 4. By a vote of 94 yeas to S nays the House of Representatives last nifht settled legislation to suppress the handbook evil by the passage of the Tobin bill, with amendments inserted that are designed to confine race track betting within race track inclosures and to make the possession of belting paraphernalia prima facie evidence of guilt. This bill was tabled by the House last week, but was maneuvered back to the Calendar. The fight now goes to the Senate, where the supporters of the bill will have to muster a two-thirds Aote to refer the bill. Failing to do so the bill will die on the calendar of the Senate, as the adjournment of the Senate had the effect of carrying the bill over one day and it will require a suspension of the rules of the Senate to refer the bill to committee today. The legislature has but three days more in which to meet and it is doubtful if any racing legislation will be passed. The Tobin bill is an act to define a handbook to prohibit the operation of handbooks on races and to provide penalties for violations of this act," The bill defines a handbook operator to be any method, scheme or system by which wagers are accepted from others at any place other than within the inclosure of a race track at the time races are being run. Section 2 of the bill holds that "the penalty for violation of the act for the first offense shall be a fine of not less than 00 nor more than ,000, or imprisonment of not less than three months or more than six months in the parish prison, or both fine and imprisonment. A second offense is deemed a felony and is punishable under the act by imprisonment m the state penitentiary for not less than one year nor more than three years." A-

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