Bill to amend the (S. 757)

144 Public Papers of Governor Roosevelt

State of New York
Executive Chamber
Albany, May 5, 1900

Memorandum filed with Senate bill No. 757, introduced by Senator Malby, entitled “An Act to amend the provisions of title five of the penal code relating to crimes against the elective franchise”—Not approved

This bill sought to amend the penal code in relation to crimes against electoral franchises. The object sought to be accomplished by this bill was apparently a good one but by a mistake either of the printer or in the drafting the practical effect of the bill should it become a law entirely supersedes section 41-T of the penal code, which relates to intimidation of voters. This would be a great step backwards and a wrong to the people of the State which could not for an instant be tolerated.

Theodore Roosevelt

State of New York
Executive Chamber
Albany, May 5, 1900

Memorandum filed with Senate bill No. 1301, introduced by Senator Ellsworth, entitled “An Act to amend section three hundred and thirty-seven-D of the penal code relating to trials for keeping slot machines”—Not approved

It is doubtful whether this bill will conserve the interest it was intended to conserve. A palpable error was made

 

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