Texas Racing Commission
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
10:30 a.m.
JH Reagan Building, Room 120
105 W. 15th Street
Austin TX 78701

AGENDA

I. CALL TO ORDER
     Roll Call

II. PUBLIC COMMENT

III. GENERAL BUSINESS
     Discussion, consideration and possible action on the following matters:
     A. Report and Update by the Executive Director and Staff Regarding Administrative Matters
     B. Budget and Finance Update
     C. Approval of the Commission's Operating Budget for FY 2008
     D. Approval of Charges for Services Performed under the Memorandum of Understanding with Texas Veterinary Medical
 Diagnostic Laboratory in accordance with Texas Racing Act, Art. 179e, Sec. 3.07(d).
     E. Report on Racetrack Inspections

IV. PROCEEDINGS ON RACETRACKS
     Discussion, consideration and possible action on the following matters:

     A. Request by Corpus Christi Greyhound Race Track to Allocate Live Race Dates for 2008 (Tabled from previous meeting.)
     B. Request by Valley Race Park to Modify its 2007 Live Racing Schedule
     C. Allocation by the Texas Greyhound Association of Interstate Cross-Species Purse Money
     D. Allocation Among Various Breeds of Horses of Purse Revenue Generated by Simulcasting for 2008 under Commission Rule 321.505(a)
     E. Distribution of the Escrowed Purse Account under Commission Rule 321.509
     F. Allocation Among Various Breeds of Horses of the Texas Bred Incentive Program Revenue Generated by Simulcasting for 2008 under Commission Rule 321.505(b)

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

Rule Review
     A. Rule Review
          Chapter 309 - Racetrack Licenses and Operations

Rule Proposals
     B. Proposal to Repeal § 311.51,
          Interim License to Conduct Race Meetings
     C. Proposal to Amend § 313.111,
          Age Restrictions
     D. Proposal to Amend § 319.363,
          Testing for Total Carbon Dioxide
     E. Proposal to Amend § 321.407
          Approval of Wagering on Simulcast Import Races

Rule Adoption
     F. Amendment to Rule 303.16,
          Historically Underutilized Businesses

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