Record #869

Date:
01/03/1933
Record Type:
Essay/manuscript
From/By:
National Council on Freedom from Censorship
Reel:
Reel 10
Frame Start:
10-0178
Frame End:
10-0184
Legacy ID:
877
Legacy Year:
1933
Legacy Index:
Censor - National Council on Freedom from
Comments:
Additional text in Transcription.

'A Brief in Support of a Bill now pending in the New York State Legislature to Abolish the Board of Censors" - material similar to WHAT SHOCKED THE CENSORS.

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A RESUME OF THE BILL IS AS FOLLOWS:1. The Motion Picture Division of the Department of Education (The Censor Board) shall be abolished.2. The state tax on each reel of motion picture film exhibited in the state of New York shall be $3.50 per 1000 feet of original film and $2.25 per 1000 feet of duplicate film.3. No taxation shall be imposed on news reels and certain other educational, charitable, or religious films.4. Penalty for avoiding payment of taxation shall be a $500 fine plus an additional fine of $20 per reel, per unlicensed exhibition.5. All fees and fines shall be paid into the state treasury.6. This act shall take effect on July 1, 1933....[Takes issue with 1915 Supreme Court ruling to argue that like motion pictures,]

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