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TEXAS RACING COMMISSION

P. O. Box 12080

Austin, TX 78711-2080

(512) 833-6699

Fax (512) 833-6907

 

 

Texas Racing Commission

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

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                                                           Shelley

B.                 Report on Racetrack InspectionsCarol

C.                Report and Update by the Executive Director and Staff Regarding Administrative Matters

 

Hurricane Ike update
No positives at SHRP
Electronic Fingerprint Pilot at LSP
Rulings on the web

D.                Report by the Working Group on Policies, Procedures, and Ethics, and Possible Adoption of Agency Policy on Ethics and Standards of Conduct

E.                 Report by the Working Group on Future Funding of the Commission

F.                 Report by the Working Group on Safety and Medication

G.                Report and Update by the Texas Arabian Breeders Association as an official State Horse Breed Registry

H.                 Report and Update by the Texas Paint Horse Association as an official State Horse Breed Registry

I.                     Provisions Relating to the Change of Location for a Racetrack.

 

IV.       PROCEEDINGS ON RACETRACKS

            Discussion, consideration and possible action on the following matters:

A.                 Impact of Hurricane Ike on Sam Houston Race Park, including Possible Modifications to its 2008 Live Racing Schedule.

B.                 Impact of Hurricane Ike on Gulf Greyhound Park, including Possible Modifications to its 2008 Live Racing Schedule.

C.                Request by Valley Race Park to Modify its 2008 Live Racing Schedule

D.                Request by Valley Race Park to Modify its 2009 Live Racing Schedule

E.                 Allocation of Live Race Dates for Corpus Christi Greyhound Race Track under Commission Rule 303.41 (Tabled from prior meeting.)

                                                                                                                       

V.                 PROCEEDINGS ON RULEMAKING

            Discussion, consideration and possible action on the following rules:

 

            Rule Adoptions

A.                 Adoption of § 311.3, Information for Background Investigation

B.                 Adoption of § 309.103, Construction and Renovation of Racetrack Facilities

C.                Adoption of § 309.116, Complaints

D.                Adoption of § 309.118, Regulatory Office Space and Equipment

E.                 Adoption of § 309.120, Parking for Licensees

F.                 Adoption of § 309.168, Hazardous Weather

G.                Adoption of § 309.250, Test Barn

H.                 Adoption of § 309.294, Starting Crew

I.                     Adoption of § 309.296, Official Program

J.                  Adoption of § 309.309, Lockout Kennel

K.                 Adoption of § 309.311, Kennel Compound

L.                  Adoption of § 309.312, Turnout Pens

M.                Adoption of § 309.314, Sprint Path

 

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 against the Commission in Cause No. D-1-GN-08-000416, In Re: Larry Lawley and James R. Dunnigan, d/b/a The Lawley Group.

 

VII.             OLD/NEW BUSINESS

Schedule next Commission Meeting                (Tuesday, December 2, 2008)

 

VIII.           ADJOURN