Racing Tax Relief Sought, Daily Racing Form, 1932-01-22


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, -RACING- TAX RELIEF SOUGHT LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 21. Representative Frank Lebus of Cynthia, introduced a bill in the house today -which seeks lower taxation on the smaller tracks in the state. The provisions of the bill provides for a ,500 daily tax on race tracks within a radius of twenty miles of any town or city of a population of two hundred thou- sand within the confines of the state, or outside, which would be levied during the race meeting. Tracks operating more than twenty miles from a city of 200,000 would pay a tax of 00 a day for each day of racing conducted. Such tax shall be in lieu of all other taxes, and takes from the various counties, cities and towns the right to levy against any race track. An emergency clause is attached to the bill which, if passed, would make it operative Immediately. This would not affect Latonia Or Churchill Downs, but would benefit the Kentucky Association, Dade Park and Raceland Park.

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