Illinois House Kills Two Racing Measures: Act Against Finished Track Bill and One Against Minors, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-27


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Illinois House Kills Two Racing Measures Act Against Finished7 Track Bill and One Against Minors SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 25. Bills that would require ownership of a "finished" track before a license to conduct a race meeting could be granted were killed Friday by the Illinois House. The bills, sponsored by Rep. Robert Cutro D. Chicago would have applied to both thoroughbred and harness race meets. They would have prohibited granting of licenses unless the applicant owned a "finished track, ready for racing and for the accomodation of the public." Also killed was a bill to .prohibit admission of minors to harness race tracks. A similar bill, applying to the flat tracks, was passed earlier in the week and sent to the Senate. The measures, however, died as the House killed all bills on third reading in preparation for the June 30 adjournment deadline.

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