California Racing Bill Outlined: Provides for State Racing Commission of Three Members to Control Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-09


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CALIFORNIA RACING BILL OUTLINED. Provides for State Racing Commission of Three Members to Control Sport. San Francisco. Cal.. January 8. — A tentative outline of the racing bill to be introduced in the legislature by Senator .lames C. Noalon, provides for a state racing commission of three members, which is empowered to control and regulate racing in California. A brief outline of the bill is as follows: Section one gives power to any association or corporation formed for the purpose of racing and breeding horses to hold one or more meetings in each year, subject to provisions of this act. Seetion two gives the State Pacing Commission the right and power to allot periods for the holding of meetings. Section three provides -that no meetings shall be given where bookmaking is allowed, and persons, associations and corporations are prohibited from furnishing to poolrooms or their agents any information whatever in regard to races on their course* or premises. No Races Sundays. Section four says no horse laces are authorized or permitted between sunset and sunrise or on Sundays. Seelion five creates a state racing commission of three members, to be appointed by the governor twenty day* after the law goes into force. Section six provides for a secretary to be appointed by the commission at a salary not exceeding §l.S0O per annum, which, together with the other expenses of the commission, shall be paid by the racing .ss icialions or corporations. Section seven sets forth that the commission shall have the power to prescribe the rules, regulations and conditions under which races shall 1« coi.ducted. Unauthorized Meetings a Nuisance. Section eight says that every race meeting held or conducted, except as allowed by this act. is declared a public nuisance. ;nd a fine of 00 to ,000 can l e imposed, and the eommission can further secure a restraining order to prohibit same. Secton nine provides that provisions of this act do not apply to meetings conduetod by state fair, county fair, agrieultural society or any other taancfetloa to whiei st.ite or county aid is given. Section ten sneeilies that any association or cor-[loritioi, conducting horse race* in this eteta at which combination or French pools or pari-mutiiels are iwnliew ll or s Id shall take out such -immis sioas fioin ill such pools as the commission may prescribe, but they are not to exceed 8 per cent. Section eleven makes it a Maaf for any per— or persons to bribe, influence or have any understanding or com ivaiae with any jockey, owner, groom, or any one connected with horses.

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