Texas Racing Commission
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
10:30 a.m.
Texas Animal Health Commission
2105 Kramer Lane
Auditorium
Austin, Texas 78758

AGENDA

I. CALL TO ORDER
     Roll Call

II. PUBLIC COMMENT

III. GENERAL BUSINESS
    Discussion, consideration and possible action on the following matters:

    A. Selection of Vice Chair
   
B. Budget and Finance Update
    C. Report on Racetrack Inspections
    D. Report and Update by the Executive Director and Staff Regarding Administrative Matters
    E. Approval of Contract Extension with Internal Auditor
    F. Approval of Self-Evaluation Report (Texas Sunset Act, Chapter 325 of the Texas Government Code)
         for submission to the Sunset Advisory Commission

IV. PROCEEDINGS ON RACETRACKS
 
  Discussion, consideration and possible action on the following matters:
    
   A. Request by Retama Partners for Approval of Change of Ownership
   B. Request by LRP Group, Ltd., for Approval of Change of Ownership
   C. Request by Valle de los Tesoros, Ltd., for Approval of Change of Ownership
   D. Request by Corpus Christi Greyhound Racing Associates for Approval of Change to Board of Directors
   E. Request by Gulf Greyhound for Approval of Amendment to Totalisator Contract with United Tote
   F. Request by Corpus Christi Greyhound Racing Associates to Modify its 2007 Live Racing Schedule
   G. Update by Saddle Brook Park
   
H. Allocation by the Texas Greyhound Association of Interstate Cross-Species Purse Money
   I. Application by Laredo Race Park for a Class 2 Horse Racetrack License in Webb County
  J. Approval of Security Bond for Laredo Race Park

 
V. PROCEEDINGS ON RULEMAKING
 
    Discussion, consideration and possible action on the following rules:

    Adoptions
    A. Proposal of Amendment to § 309.6, Security for Compliance
    B. Proposal of Amendment to § 303.41, Allocation of Race Dates

    Rule Proposals
    C. Proposed Amendment to Rule 321.505 Allocation Of Purses And Funds for Texas Bred Incentive Programs
    D. Proposed Amendment to Rule 321.509 Escrowed Purse Account
    E. Proposal by Texas Thoroughbred Association to Amend Rule 303.92, Thoroughbred Rules

VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION
    The following items may be discussed and considered in executive session or open meeting and have action taken in the open meeting:
    
A. Under Government Code Sec. 551.071, the Commission may open an executive session to confer with its attorney regarding pending
          or contemplated litigation on any matter listed in this agenda.
    B. Under Government Code Sec. 551.071(2), the Commission may open an executive session to discuss all matters identified in this
         agenda where the commission seeks the advice of their attorney as privileged communications under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of          Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas and to discuss the Open Meetings Act and the Administrative Procedures Act.
    C. Under Texas Racing Act, Art. 179e, Sec. 6.03, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes, the Commission may open an executive session to
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eview a plan for the security of a racetrack facility, or a copy of a management, concession, or totalisator contract.
    D. Under Government Code Sec. 551.071, the Commission may open an executive session to confer with its attorney regarding litigation          by Trinity Meadows Raceway, Inc., against the Commission in Bankruptcy Case No. 97-41302, Adversary No. 06-04165.
    E. Under Government Code Sec. 551.071, the Commission may open an executive session to confer with its attorney regarding          contemplated litigation by the Commission against Longhorn Downs, Inc.
    F. Under Government Code Sec. 551.074(a)(1), the Commission may open an executive session to discuss the appointment, employment,          evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of the Executive Secretary.

VII. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
      Schedule next Commission Meeting

VIII. ADJOURN

 

 

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such as sign language interpreters or large print agendas should contact Gloria Giberson
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.