Texas Racing Commission
Thursday, October 4, 2007
10:30 a.m.
Texas Department of Public Safety
6100 Guadalupe
Criminal Law Enforcement, Building E
First Floor Auditorium
Austin, Texas 78752

AGENDA

I. CALL TO ORDER
     Roll Call

II. PUBLIC COMMENT

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

    A. Budget and Finance Update
    B. Report on Racetrack Inspections
    C. Report and Update by the Executive Director and Staff Regarding Administrative Matters

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 Austin Jockey Club for Change in Ownership and Location of Longhorn Downs
   C. Request by Sam Houston Race Park to Modify its 2007 Live Racing Schedule
   D. Allocation of 2008 Live Race Dates for Horse Racetracks
   E. Request by Gulf Greyhound Park to Allocate Live Race Dates for 2008
   F
. Request by Gulf Greyhound Park to Amend its 2007 Live Racing Schedule
   G. Request G. Request by Corpus Christi Greyhound Race Track to Allocate Live Race Dates for 2008
   H. Request by Corpus Christi Greyhound Race Track to Amend its 2007 Live Racing Schedule
   I. Request by Valley Race Park to Allocate Live Race Dates for 2008
  J. Request by Valley Race Park to Amend its 2007 Live Racing Schedule
   K. Allocation by the Texas Greyhound Association of Interstate Cross-Species Purse Money

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

    Rule Review
    A. Rule Review with Proposed Amendments Chapter 311 - Other Licenses

    Rule Proposal
    B. Amendment to Rule 303.16, Historically Underutilized Businesses

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

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 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.
    D. 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.

VII. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
      Schedule next Commission Meeting

VIII. ADJOURN

 

 

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 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.