Penalties in the New York Bills, Daily Racing Form, 1908-01-18


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PENALTIES IN THE NEW YORK BILLS. Alb.iny. N. Y.. January 17. — Assemblyman Hart of 1 tica. has introduced his substitute bill for his nnti-ra-c track bitting bill, similar to the original measure except that the provision making the minimum penalty six months imprisonment is eliminated. The maximum iienalty remains at not more than one years imprisonment. He also introduced the substitute for his penal code amendment bill, removing the provision that six months shall be the minimum punishment for race track lietting. As it now stands, the measure provides a penalty of imprisonment in the county jail or penitentiary for not more than one year. Sinator Agnew has introduced the Paine bill. Governor Hughes today declared informally his approval of the combination of the Agnew Hart anti-race track betting bills as amended so as to i provide a penalty of imprisonment only. "In a great propivsition like this." said the governor, "a line would be meaningless, as I indicated in my annual message to the legislature."

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