Name Members to Investigate New York Horse Racing Today, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-15


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J b J b b b b ■ fjg ?g b h n h h b b Name Members to Investigate New York Horse Racing Today ALBANY, N. Y., May 14.— Members of the newly created joint legislative com-■J mittee to investigate horse racing in New York State, and its counsel, will be named here tomorrow. Senate Republican leader Arthur H. Wicks, of Kingston, has announced he will assume the chairmanship of the seven-member inquiry committee expected to concentrate heavily on the status of off-the-track* betting and its effect on the states annual tax take from the pari-mutuels. The seven-member committee, composed of four senators and three assemblymen, is expected to begin work at once in the first investigation of its kind since pari-mutuels were legalized in the state, 11 years ago. The committee was created in the closing days of the 1951 legislature in a resolution introduced by the rules committee at the request of Senator Wicks, and also included an appropriation of 5,000 for the inquiry. Senator Wicks, in announcing his chairmanship, has declared the investigation will cover laws pertaining to flat, harness and steeplechase racing, licenses, and personnel.

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