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Committee on Rules

03/28/17 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules

                 Map -  Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                 If you have any questions, please contact Robert Elrod at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Committee on Rules

01/31/17 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules

                 Map -  Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                 If you have any questions, please contact Robert Elrod at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Committee on Out of Competition Testing

11/01/16 -  Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Out of Competition Testing

                   Map – Retama Park, 1 Retama Pkwy, Selma TX 78154

                   If you have any questions, please contact Robert Elrod at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Committee on Rules

09/27/16 -  Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules

                   Map - Department of Public Safety, 6100 Guadalupe, Criminal Law Enforcement, Building E, First Floor
                   Auditorium, Austin, TX 78752

                   If you have any questions, please contact Robert Elrod at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

07/27/16 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules

                 Map -  Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                 If you have any questions, please contact Robert Elrod at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Ad Hoc Committee on Finance

05/23/16 - Agenda and Meeting Materials - The Commission’s Ad Hoc Committee on Finance will meet at Gulf Coast                   Racing's facility in Corpus Christi on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. to address the funding shortfall                   caused by the loss of annual fees from Saddle Brook Park and Manor Downs.
                 
                  Map - Gulf Coast Racing, 5302 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas

                  If you have any questions, please contact Robert Elrod at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Committee on Rules

12/01/15 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules

                 Map -  Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                 If you have any questions, please contact Jean Cook at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Committee on Greyhound Race Dates

11/03/15 - Agenda for the Committee on Greyhound Race Dates

                  Map - Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004, LaMarque, Texas, 2nd floor - Horizon Clubhouse
                     
                  If you have any questions, please contact Robert Elrod at 512-833-6699

Committee on Rules

08/11/15 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules

                 Map -  Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                 If you have any questions, please contact Robert Elrod at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

05/28/15 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules

                 Map -  Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                 If you have any questions, please contact Robert Elrod at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

07/29/14 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules

                 Map -  Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                 If you have any questions, please contact Robert Elrod at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Public Comment Hearing

07/17/14 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Public Comment Hearing

                  Transcript

                  Materials submitted by commenters

                  NOTE:  To ensure sufficient accommodations and parking, the hearing has been moved to the
                  John H. Reagan Building, Room JHR 120, 105 W. 15th Street, Austin, Texas 78701.
                 

                  If you have any questions, please contact Robert Elrod at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Committee on Rules

05/20/14 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules

                 Map -  Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                 If you have any questions, please contact Robert Elrod at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

03/26/14 - Agenda  and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules

                 Map -  Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                 If you have any questions, please contact Robert Elrod at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

02/06/14 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules (CANCELED)

                 Map -  Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                 If you have any questions, please contact Robert Elrod at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

11/19/13 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules

                  Map - Texas Racing Commission, 8505 Cross Park Drive, Suite 110, Austin, TX 78754

                  If you have any questions, please contact Robert Elrod at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov

9/24/13 -  Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules

                 Map -  Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                 If you have any questions, please contact Robert Elrod at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov

Safety and Medication Working Group

02/12/15 - Agenda for the Safety and Medication Working Group
                 
                  Map - Sam Houston Race Park - 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West, Houston, TX, 77064
                 
                  If you have any questions, please contact Robert Elrod at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov

12/18/14 - Agenda for the Safety and Medication Working Group
                 
                  Map - Sam Houston Race Park - 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West, Houston, TX, 77064
                 
                  If you have any questions, please contact Robert Elrod at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov

02/27/14 -  Agenda for the Safety and Medication Working Group
                 
                   Map - Sam Houston Race Park - 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West, Houston, TX, 77064

                   If you have any questions, please contact Robert Elrod at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov

09/10/13 -  Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Safety and Medication Working Group
                 
                   Map - Lone Star Park - 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas, 75050     

                   If you have any questions, please contact Robert Elrod at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov

Committee on Horse Race Dates 

08/07/13 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Horse Race Dates meeting

                  2014 Race Date Calendar     2015 Race Date Request Calendar
                             
                  Map -  Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758 

                 If you have any questions, please contact Sammy Jackson at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov

Committee on Greyhound Race Dates 

07/30/13 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Greyhound Race Dates meeting

                 2014 Race Date Calendar     2015 Race Date Request Calendar

                  Map -  Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                 If you have any questions, please contact Sammy Jackson at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.    

Committee on Rules

7/30/13 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules

                 Map -  Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                 If you have any questions, please contact Mark Fenner at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov

Committee on Rules

5/28/13 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules

                 Map -  Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                 If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Committee on Rules

3/26/13 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules

                 Map -  Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                 If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Committee on Rules

1/29/13 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules

                 Map -  Texas Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                 If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

2012

Committee on Rules


12/04/12 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules

                 Map - Texas Racing Commission, 8505 Cross Park Drive, Suite 110, Austin, TX 78754

                 If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Committee on Greyhound Race Dates 

09/26/12 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Greyhound Race Dates meeting

                 2013 Race Date Request Calendar     2014 Race Date Request Calendar

                 Map - Texas Racing Commission, 8505 Cross Park Drive, Suite 110, Austin, TX 78754

                 If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.    

Committee on Rules

09/25/12 -Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules

                 Map - John H. Reagan Building, 105 W. 15th Street, Room JHR-130, Austin, TX 78701 

                 If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Committee on Horse Race Dates 

09/25/12 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Horse Race Dates meeting

                 2013 Race Date Request Calendar     2014 Race Date Request Calendar
                 Race Date Process Information  
             
                 Map - John H. Reagan Building, 105 W. 15th Street,
                 Room JHR-130, Austin, TX 78701 

                 If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Committee on Rules

07/24/12 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules
                 
                  Map -  Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov

Safety and Medication Working Group (Equine)

07/18/12 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Safety and Medication Working Group
                  Map Retama Park, 1 Retama Parkway, Selma, TX, 78154

Committee on Rules

06/06/12 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules
                 
                  Map -  William P. Hobby Jr. Building, Tower III, Room 100, 333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78701

                  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov

Greyhound Advisory Committee

04/10/12 - Agenda
                 
                  Map - John H. Reagan Building, 105 W. 15th Street,
                            Hearing Room JHR-140, Austin, TX 78701 

                  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov

Committee on Rules

03/27/12 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules
                 
                  Map -  Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov

Committee on Rules to Implement HB 2271

03/13/12 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules to Implement HB 2271 (Sunset legislation)
                  Map - Lone Star Park - 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas, 75050

                  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.  

Safety and Medication Working Group (Equine)

03/06/12 -  Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Safety and Medication Working Group
                 
                   Map Sam Houston Race Park - 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West, Houston, TX, 77064      

                  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov

Committee on Rules

01/24/12 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules
                  Additional Meeting Materials handed out at the meeting.

                  Map -  Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov

Committee on Rules to Implement HB 2271

01/10/12 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules to Implement HB 2271 (Sunset legislation)
                  Map -  Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.  

2011

Committee on Rules


11/1/11 -  Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules
                 Map -  Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758  

                 If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Committee on Rules to Implement HB 2271

10/18/11 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules to Implement HB 2271 (Sunset legislation)
                  Map -  Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758
                  
                 If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.


Committee on Rules
 

09/13/11 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules meeting
                  Map -  Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Ad Hoc Committee on Finance 

09/07/11 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Ad Hoc Committee on Finance meeting
                  Map -  Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Committee on Horse Race Dates
 

08/03/11 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Horse Race Dates meeting
                  2012 Race Date Request Calendar     2013 Race Date Request Calendar
                  Correspondence Received Prior to Meeting
                  
                  Map - Retama Park, Racing Office - Recreation Room, One Retama Parkway, Selma, TX 78154    

                  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Safety and Medication Working Group

07/27/11 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Safety and Medication Working Group meeting
                  Map - Retama Park, Grandstand - Conference Room - 2nd Floor, One Retama Parkway, Selma, TX 78154

                 If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Ad Hoc Committee on Finance 

07/26/11 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Ad Hoc Committee on Finance meeting
                  Map -  Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                 If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.
                

Committee on Rules to Implement HB 2271

07/19/11 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules to Implement HB 2271 (Sunset legislation)
                  Map - Department of Public Safety, 6100 Guadalupe, Criminal Law Enforcement, Building E,
                  First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78752
                     
                  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.
                

Committee on Greyhound Race Dates
 

07/14/11 - Agenda for the Committee on Greyhound Race Dates meeting
                  Map - Texas Racing Commission, 8505 Cross Park Drive, Suite 110, Austin, TX 78754    

                  This meeting is posted for discussion and public input on the potential greyhound race dates for calendar
                  year 2012 and the first eight months of 2013.  
          
                  This meeting is being held in conjunction with the Application Period for Race Dates that the Commission
                  opened at its meeting on April 1, 2011.  Racetracks must submit their request for dates to the
                  Commission no later than July 15, 2011.  The Commission expects to consider the racetracks’
                  requested race dates at its scheduled meeting on August 16, 2011.

                  This meeting will provide a forum for the associations, breed association, other racing industry
                  stakeholders, and the public to provide input on the proposed calendars that are being submitted by
                  the racetracks.

                  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.
                
Committee on Rules

06/07/11 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules meeting
                 
Map -  Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758

                 
 The Committee will discuss the status and potential conclusion of current rule reviews, including
                  Chapters 307, 321, and 323. Additionally, the Committee will discuss whether to recommend the Commission                   initiate rule reviews of Chapters 301, 202 and 319.

                  The Committee will discuss requests for rule changes regarding allowing claims for certain lost or destroyed                   pari-mutuel tickets or vouchers as well as adopting rules relating to the conduct of wagering on imported                   simulcast harness races.

                  There will be a discussion of potential rule requirements resulting from the passage of the agency's Sunset                   legislation, HB 2271, 82nd Legislature, Regular Session.      
 
Committee on Rules
 

02/01/11 -  Agenda  and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules meeting  
                   Map -  Animal Health Commission, 2105 Kramer Lane, First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78758  
                  
                   The Committee will discuss Rule Reviews of Chapters 307, Proceedings before the Commission,
                   and Chapter 321, Pari-mutuel Wagering and proposed changes to these two Chapters.

                    The Committee will also discuss requested changes to rules 309.355, 311.103, 313.110, 319.111, 321.1,
                    and 321.35.

2010

Committee on Current State of Horse and Greyhound Racing in Texas

12/02/10 - Agenda and Transcript for the Committee on Current State of Horse and Greyhound Racing in Texas                   meeting.   
                  
Map - John H. Reagan Building, 105 W. 15th Street,
                            Hearing Room JHR-140, Austin, TX 79701                                                                                     
                
                  The Committee will help fulfill a request by the legislative and executive branch leadership of Texas to study
                  the current state of racing and breeding and make appropriate recommendations for the industry.
                  
                  Presentations and discussions will include the following topics:
                      Update on Topics Discussed at October 6, 2010, Meeting
                           County Fair and Festival Racing
                           Advanced Deposit Wagering
                           Racetrack Working and Living Conditions
                  Current Status of the Horse and Greyhound Industry
                  Projected Impact of Introduction of Video Lottery Terminals
                           Before and After View of Industry
                  Instant Racing
                  Exchange Wagering
                  Comparative Regional Statistics

                  If time allows, the public may be given an opportunity to address the Committee and to present questions                     and comment for potential future consideration.

                  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.
                



Committee on Rules
 

11/2/10 -   Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules meeting       
                  Map - Department of Public Safety, 6100 Guadalupe, Criminal Law Enforcement, Building E,
                  First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78752

                  The Committee will discuss the Rule Reviews of Chapters 307, Proceedings before the Commission,
                  and Chapter 321, Pari-mutuel Wagering and proposed changes to these two Chapters.
                  
                  The Committee will also hear and discuss reports from the Safety and Medication Working Group on a                   potential changes to the maximum permissible phenylbutazone concentration levels in racehorses
                  and on potential changes to the Bleeders and Furosemide Program.

                  The public will be given an opportunity to address the Committee and identify any subjects, whether                   discussed at previous meetings or not, that it would like placed on the agenda for discussion at a future                   committee meeting.

                  If you have any questions, please call Jean Cook at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Safety and Medication Working Group

10/26/10 - Agenda for the Safety and Working Group meeting that will meet at the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic                   Laboratory in College Station.       
                  Map - Open the Map link and scroll down the page to see the map.
                  Meeting Materials (Technical difficulties resulted in untimely posting of meeting materials - will have complete                   copies available for attendees at meeting.)
                  

                  PARKING DIRECTIONS - PLEASE READ - YOU MUST OBTAIN A PARKING HANG TAG FROM TVMDL
                  
                  Turn northwest onto Agronomy Road off Raymond Stotzer Parkway, also known as University Drive and
                  FM 60   This will be a right if you are coming south on Raymond Stotzer, or a left if you are coming north on                   Raymond Stotzer. Go about 200 feet on Agronomy Road and turn left at first opportunity into parking lot.                   Follow the driveway through the parking lot until it T's and then turn right. The TVMDL building will be on your                   right an you will see parking spaces and signs for "Specimen Drop Off Area." IMPORTANT - You must get a
                  PARKING HANG TAG from the personnel in the TVMDL Front Desk Area. You may either park and then get
                  the hang tag or you may stop and get the tag and then find a parking space. Just make sure you get and
                  display the tag! School is in session and the parking lots are monitored. Once parked, enter the TVMDL
                  building, sign in at the desk, and you will be escorted to the conference room on the second floor.
                  
                  The Safety and Medication Working Group will discuss the following items: importance of protecting the                   welfare of the racehorse; potential changes to maximum permissible phenylbutazone concentration levels in                   racehorses; potential changes to the Bleeders and Furosemide Program; and an update and possible policy                   proposals regarding Equine Piroplasmosis.

Committee on Current State of Horse and Greyhound Racing in Texas

10/06/10 - Agenda for the Committee on Current State of Horse and Greyhound Racing in Texas                   meeting.                                                                                        Transcript
                  Presentations and Supporting Materials Received: County Fairs     Advanced Deposit Wagering
                                                                                                  Racetrack Chaplaincy Program
                                                                                                                                         
                  The Committee will help fulfill a request by the legislative and executive branch leadership of Texas to study
                  the current state of racing and breeding and make appropriate recommendations for the industry.
                  
                  Presentations and discussions will include the following topics: County Fair and Festival Racing,
                  Advanced Deposit Wagering, and Racetrack Working and Living Conditions/Racetrack Chaplaincy Program.

                  If time allows, the public may be given an opportunity to address the Committee and to present questions                   and comment for potential future consideration.

                  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.
                

Committee on Horse Race Dates
 

09/01/10 - Agenda for the Committee on Horse Race Dates meeting            Transcript      Meeting Report   
                  Because of the volume of meeting materials, the packet has been divided into five sections for ease of                   viewing and printing:
                  Order of Discussion - Agenda Packet Material Index
                 
                  Section 1 - Race Date Request or Request to Eliminatte Dates for calendar year 2011
                  Section 2 - Race Date Request for January 1, 2012 - August 31, 2012
                  Section 3 - Alternative Race Dates for calendar year 2011
                  Section 4 - Race Date Calendar Analysis & Purse Estimates
                  Section 5 - Stakeholder Comments    
              
                  Information: Strategic Plan Excerpt, Pari-Mutuel Racing Data 5 Yr Review, Tx Purse Accounting Basics,
                  2 Year Handle Analysis
                 
                  Map - Department of Public Safety, 6100 Guadalupe, Criminal Law Enforcement, Building E,
                  First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78752

                  The Committee will meet to discuss potential horse race dates for calendar year 2011 and the first eight                   months of 2012.  This meeting is being held in conjunction with the Application Period for Race Dates that the                   Texas Racing Commission opened at its meeting on July 7, 2010.  Racetracks submitted their requests for                   dates to the Commission on August 18, 2010.  The Commission expects to consider the racetracks’ requested                   race dates at its scheduled meeting on September 14, 2010.

                  This meeting will provide a forum for the associations, breed associations, horsemen’s organization, other                   racing industry stakeholders, and the public to provide input on the proposed calendars that have been                   submitted by the racetracks and the alternative race dates that have been proposed by industry                   stakeholders.

                  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Childs at 512-833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Committee on Rules 

08/31/10 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules meeting         Meeting Report
                  Map - Department of Public Safety, 6100 Guadalupe, Criminal Law Enforcement, Building E,
                  First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78752

                  Pursuant to 3.02 (d) of the Texas Racing Act, the Texas Racing Commission hereby
                  provides notice of a meeting of the Committee on Rules on Tuesday, August 31, 2010.


                  The Committee will meet to discuss the Rule Reviews of Chapters 307, Proceedings before the Commission,
                  and Chapter 321, Pari-mutuel Wagering.

                  ● The Chapter 321 discussion will focus on the rule review activities undertaken to date, including a report on
                     the discussions at the Pari-mutuel Advisory Committee meeting held on August 11-12 at Sam Houston Race
                     Park.

                 ●  The Chapter 307 discussion will focus on a draft proposal to amend Commission Rule 307.62, Disciplinary                      Hearings.  The draft proposal will address the rules of evidence, the burden of proof, and the grounds for                      continuances at the hearing of a board of stewards or judges.

                  The Committee will also take up the following items:

                  ●  The Committee will discuss Equine Piroplasmosis (EP), the current entry requirements at Texas racetracks,                       whether the Commission should amend Commission Rule 319.110, Health Certificate, to require testing for                       EP, and whether to request that the Texas Animal Health Commission adopt rules regarding EP.

                  ●  The Committee will discuss and accept input on a request by Lone Star Park to amend Commission Rule                       313.110, Coupled Entries.

                 The public will be given an opportunity to address the Committee and identify any subjects, whether                  discussed at previous meetings or not, that it would like placed on the agenda for discussion at a future                  committee meeting.

                  If you have any questions, please contact Jean Cook at (512) 833-6699 or email info@txrc.texas.gov.

Committee on Horse Race Dates
 

08/13/10 - Agenda for the Committee on Horse Race Dates meeting   Transcript     Meeting Report
                  Because of the volume of meeting materials, the packet has been divided into five sections for ease of                   viewing and printing:
                  Section 1 - Race Dates for calendar year 2011 and the first eight months of 2012 submitted for consideration;                   Section 2 - Information submitted for consideration;
                  Section 3 - Stakeholder comments received;
                  Section 4 - July 16th Committee on Horse Race Dates Meeting Report and information submitted during
                                    meeting for consideration; and
                  Section 5 - Financial Statements of Operation (2005 thru 2009)
                  Other Information: Strategic Plan Excerpt, Pari-Mutuel Racing Data 5 Yr Review, Tx Purse Accounting Basics,
                  2 Year Handle Analysis
                 
                  Map Sam Houston Race Park - Founder's Room, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West, Houston, TX, 77064      

                  This meeting is posted for discussion and public input on the potential horse race dates for calendar
                  year 2011 and the first eight months of 2012.  
          
                  This meeting is being held in conjunction with the Application Period for Race Dates that the Commission
                  opened at its meeting on July 7, 2010.  Racetracks must submit their request for dates to the
                  Commission no later than August 18, 2010.  The Commission expects to consider the racetracks’
                  requested race dates at its scheduled meeting on September 14, 2010.

                  This meeting will provide a forum for the associations, breed associations, horsemen’s organization, other
                  racing industry stakeholders, and the public to provide input on the proposed calendars that are being
                  submitted by the racetracks.

Committee on Greyhound Race Dates 

07/27/10 - Agenda for the Committee on Greyhound Race Dates meeting     Transcript     Meeting Report     
                  Meeting Handouts: Strategic Plan Excerpt  Granted Greyhound Race Performances for 2010 & 2011
                  Map - Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004, LaMarque, Texas,  77568    

                  This meeting is posted for discussion and public input on the potential greyhound race dates for calendar
                  year 2011 and the first eight months of 2012.  
          
                  This meeting is being held in conjunction with the Application Period for Race Dates that the Commission
                  opened at its meeting on July 7, 2010.  Racetracks must submit their request for dates to the
                  Commission no later than August 18, 2010.  The Commission expects to consider the racetracks’
                  requested race dates at its scheduled meeting on September 14, 2010.

                  This meeting will provide a forum for the associations, breed association, other racing industry
                  stakeholders, and the public to provide input on the proposed calendars that are being submitted by
                  the racetracks.

Committee on Horse Race Dates 

07/16/10 - Agenda for the Committee on Horse Race Dates meeting    Transcript     Meeting Report
                  Meeting Handouts: Strategic Plan Excerpt, Pari-Mutuel Racing Data 5 Yr Review, Tx Purse Accounting Basics
                  Map - Lone Star Park - 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Champions Ball Room, Grand Prairie, Texas, 75050      

                  This meeting is posted for discussion and public input on the potential horse race dates for calendar
                  year 2011 and the first eight months of 2012.  
          
                  This meeting is being held in conjunction with the Application Period for Race Dates that the Commission
                  opened at its meeting on July 7, 2010.  Racetracks must submit their request for dates to the
                  Commission no later than August 18, 2010.  The Commission expects to consider the racetracks’
                  requested race dates at its scheduled meeting on September 14, 2010.

                  This meeting will provide a forum for the associations, breed associations, horsemen’s organization, other
                  racing industry stakeholders, and the public to provide input on the proposed calendars that are being
                  submitted by the racetracks.

Committee on Rules 

06/08/10 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules meeting          Meeting Report
                  Map - Department of Public Safety, 6100 Guadalupe, Criminal Law Enforcement, Building E,
                  First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78752

                  Pursuant to 3.02 (d) of the Texas Racing Act, the Texas Racing Commission hereby
                  provides notice of a meeting of the Committee on Rules on Tuesday, June 8, 2010.


                  This meeting is posted for discussion and public input on the rule reviews of Chapters 307 and 321.

                  The Committee will accept public comment on the proposal
to amend Commission Rule § 303.93,
                  Quarter Horse Rules. This proposal was published in the May 14, 2010 edition of the Texas Register
                  for public comment and will be eligible for adoption at the July 7, 2010 Commission meeting.

                  The public will be given an opportunity to address the Committee and identify any subjects, whether
                  
discussed at previous meetings or not, that it would like placed on the agenda for discussion at a
                  future committee meeting.

                  If you have any questions, please contact Jean Cook at (512) 833-6699 or jean.cook@txrc.texas.gov.

04/06/10 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules meeting              
                  Map - Department of Public Safety, 6100 Guadalupe, Criminal Law Enforcement, Building E,
                  First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78752

                  Pursuant to Section 3.02 (d) of the Texas Racing Act, the Texas Racing Commission hereby
                  provides notice of a meeting of the Committee on Rules on Tuesday, April 6, 2010.


                  This meeting is posted for discussion and public input on the rule reviews of Chapters 307, 321, and 323;
                  the Texas Quarter Horse Association's proposed change to
§ 303.93 (f)(3)(D), Quarter Horse Rules;
                  solicitation of input on topics to be addressed at the upcoming Racing Commissioners International (RCI)                   Model Rules and Practices Committee Meeting; and an overview of the RCI proposed model legislation to
                  create an Interstate Regulatory Compact for pari-mutuel racing.

                  If you have any questions, please contact Jean Cook at (512) 833-6699 or jean.cook@txrc.texas.gov.


Safety and Medication Working Group Meeting

03/09/10 - Agenda for the Safety and Medication Working Group meeting
                  Map - Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Pkwy W., Houston, TX 77064

                  Pursuant to Section 3.02 (d) of the Texas Racing Act, the Texas Racing Commission hereby
                  provides notice of a meeting of the Safety and Medication Working Group on March 9, 2010.

                  This meeting is posted for a discussion of the equine safety and medication challenges in horse racing,
                  with an emphasis on veterinary issues that includes: public and patron viewpoint; regulatory                   perspective; race horse injuries; and treating and evaluating race horses. There will also be a discussion                   on the regulatory tools to safeguard race horses and protect the integrity of racing and an update on the
                  critical tick disease control effort for Equine Piroplasmosis.
                  If you have any questions, please contact Jean Cook at (512) 833-6699 or jean.cook@txrc.texas.gov.
                  
                  The Commission's Vice-Chair, Dr. Kent Carter, leads the Safety and Medication Working Group. 

2009

Committee on Rules
 

11/16/09 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules meeting
                  Map - Department of Public Safety, 6100 Guadalupe, Criminal Law Enforcement, Building E,
                  First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78752

                  Pursuant to Section 3.02 (d) of the Texas Racing Act, the Texas Racing Commission hereby
                  provides notice of a meeting of the Committee on Rules on Monday, November 16, 2009.


                  This meeting is posted to accept public input on the policies and possible rulemaking in regard to the issues
                  and problems identified by the Committee on Racetrack Licensing in its February
2009 Report to
                  the Commission; ownership and management reviews under Section 6.06 (d) of the Texas Racing Act;                   and proposed amendments to the Texas Racing Act considered by the 81st Legislature as part of the Sunset                   review process. Additionally, the Committee will discuss policies and possible rulemaking in regard to Texas
                  Racing Act, Section 14.11, Bribery and Corrupt Influence; adoption of various rules in Chapters 313 and                   315; rule reviews of Chapters 307, 321, and 323; and solicitation of input on topics to be addressed at the
                  upcoming RCI Model Rules and Practices Committee Meeting.

                  If you have any questions, please contact Jean Cook at (512) 833-6699 or jean.cook@txrc.texas.gov.

10/06/09 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules meeting
                  Map - Department of Public Safety, 6100 Guadalupe, Criminal Law Enforcement, Building E,
                  First Floor Auditorium, Austin, TX 78752

                  Pursuant to Section 3.02 (d) of the Texas Racing Act, the Texas Racing Commission hereby
                  provides notice of a meeting of the Committee on Rules on October 6, 2009.

                  
This meeting is posted to accept public input on the policies and possible rulemaking in regard to the issues
                  and problems identified by the Committee on Racetrack Licensing in its February
2009 Report to
                  the Commission; ownership and management reviews under Section 6.06 (d) of the Texas Racing Act;                   and proposed amendments to the Texas Racing Act considered by the 81st Legislature as part of the Sunset                   review process. Additionally, the Committee will discuss policies and possible rulemaking in regard to the
                  qualifications and responsibilities of Starters and Assistant Starters; Policies and possible rulemaking under
                  Texas Racing Commission Act Section 14.11, Bribery and Corrupt Influence; and readoption of Chapter 313,
                  Officials and Rules of Horse Racing and Chapter 315, Officials and Rules of Greyhound Racing.
                  If you have any questions, please contact Jean Cook at (512) 833-6699 or jean.cook@txrc.texas.gov.


07/28/09 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Safety and Medication Working Group meeting
                  Map - 1812 Centre Creek Drive, Suite 250, Austin, TX 78754

                  Pursuant to Section 3.02 (d) of the Texas Racing Act, the Texas Racing Commission hereby
                  provides notice of a meeting of the Safety and Medication Working Group on July 28, 2009.

                  This meeting is posted to accept public input on the policies and possible rulemaking on several safety and                   medication issues, including a discussion of Report by the American Association of Equine Practitioners:                    Putting the Horse First: Veterinary Recommendations for the Safety and Welfare of the Thoroughbred
                 Racehorse and solicitation of input on topics to be addressed at the RCI Model Rules and Practices
                 Committee Meeting. Additionally, the Committee will discuss amendments to rules regarding testing for
                  androgenic-anabolic steroids and distribute a Medication and Penalty Guide. 

Committee on Rules
- Effective June 9, 2009, Commissioner Thomas Latham, Commissioner Vicki Weinberg, and Chair Rolando Pablos are serving on the Rules Committee.  

07/14/09 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules meeting -
                  Map - William H. Hobby Building - 333 Guadalupe
                  Pursuant to Section 3.02 (d) of the Texas Racing Act, the Texas Racing Commission hereby
                  provides notice of a meeting of the Committee on Rules on July 14, 2009.

                  
This meeting is posted to accept public input on the policies and possible rulemaking in regard to the Sunset
                  Legislation that was considered by the 81st Legislature; rules  
that were proposed at the Commission
                  meeting on June 9, 2009; proposed changes to several rules within Chapters 311, 313, and 315.                   Additionally, the Committee will discuss interstate compacts for pari-mutuel racing and solicit
                  input on topics to be addressed at the RCI Model Rules and Practices Committee Meeting on
                  July 30, 2009.  


06/03/09 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules meeting - Pursuant to Section 3.02
                  (d) of the Texas Racing Act, the Texas Racing Commission hereby provides notice of a meeting of the                   Committee on Rules on June 3, 2009. This meeting is posted to accept public input on the rules that were                   proposed at the Commission meeting on April 7, 2009 and proposed changes to several rules within                   Chapters 309 and 315, which are currently open for rule review under Texas Government Code, § 2001.039.                   The Committee will also accept public input on a Petition for Adoption of a Rule under Commission § 307.103.                   

04/02/09 - Agenda and Meeting Materials for the Committee on Rules meeting - Pursuant to Section 3.02 (d) of the
                  Texas Racing Act, the Texas Racing Commission hereby provides notice of a meeting of the Committee on
                  Rules on April 2, 2009.
This meeting is posted to accept public input on the rules that were proposed at the                   Commission meeting on February 25, 2009. The Committee will also accept public input and suggestions for                   changes to the rules within Chapters 307, 313, and 315, which are currently open for rule review under                           Texas Government Code, § 2001.039.

Working Group on Funding - Commissioners Sonny Sowell and Gloria Hicks are leading this working group. With the combined impact of a declining pari-mutuel industry, the national economic downturn, and the effects of the 2008 hurricanes the agency is faced with significantly reduced revenue. This group is working closly with staff to delevop proposals for immediate steps to reduce costs and alternatives for raising revenue while continuing to explore options for improving the agency's method of finance. If you have any questions, please contact Jean Cook at (512) 833-6699 or jean.cook@txrc.texas.gov.

02/11/09 - Agenda for Meeting of Working Group on Funding - Pursuant to Section 3.02 (d) of the Texas Racing                   Commission hereby provides notice of a meeting of the Working Group on Funding on February 11, 2009.
                  Please note that this meeting is posted for the discussion of policies and rules relating to the agency                   budget and funding. This is not a meeting of the full Commission, therefore a quorum of the Commission
                  will not be present.

2008

Committee on Racetrack Licensing
- Commissioners Tom Clowe and Robert Schmidt are serving on this committee. The charge for this committee is to review all facets of racetrack licensing, including the processes by which new licenses are granted and the factors the Commission considers when reviewing requests to change the ownership or location of a racetrack. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Fenner at (512)833-6699 or mark.fenner@txrc.texas.gov.

12/19/08 - Agenda for Meeting of the Committee on Racetrack Licenses - Pursuant to Section 3.02 (d) of the Texas                   Racing Act, the Texas Racing Commission hereby provides notice of the first meeting of the Committee on                   Racetrack Licenses on December 19, 2009. Please note that this meeting is posted for the discussion of
                  rules and policies relating to racetrack licensing in general, but is not posted for the discussion of any                   specific racetrack licensing proceedings.
                  This is not a meeting of the full Commission, therefore a quorum of the Commission will not be present.

02/13/09 - Agenda for Meeting of the Committee on Racetrack Licensing - Pursuant to Section 3.02 (d) of the Texas
                  Racing Act, the Texas Racing Commission hereby provides notice that the next meeting of the Committee
                  on Racetrack Licensing will be held on February 13, 2009.  
Please note that this meeting is posted to accept                   public input on the Exposure Draft of the Committee's Report on Racetrack Licensing.  The meeting is not                   posted for the discussion of any specific racetrack license proceeding.  A copy of the Exposure Draft, as well                   as the stakeholder's written comments from the December 2008 Committee meeting is available here:  
                  Exposure Draft - 01/28/09    Stakeholder's Written Comments.  


Persons with disabilities planning to attend this meeting who may need auxiliary aids or services, such as sign language interpreters or large print agendas should contact Carolyn Weiss no later than three days before the scheduled meeting time, by phone at (512) 833-6699, by fax at (512) 833-6907, or through RELAY Texas at 1-800-735-2989.


 

 

 

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