Texas Racing Commission
TxRC Header
top navigation
page-border-left Side Navigation
Texas Racing Commission

Laws


Texas Racing Act

STATUTES RELATING TO PARI-MUTUEL RACING

EDUCATION CODE

Chapter 88
Subchapter F. Equine Research

Sec. 88.521. Definitions.
In this subchapter:
(1) Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Legislature, HB 2271, Section 27, eff. Sept. 1, 2011.
(2) "Director" means the executive director of Texas AgriLife Research, formerly known as the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
(3) "Institution of higher education" has the meaning assigned by Section 61.003 of this code.
Sec. 88.522. Account.
  (a) A special account known as the equine research account is created in the general revenue fund. Money in the account may be used only for the purposes described in this subchapter.
  (b) The director shall administer the account through established procedures of Texas AgriLife Research, formerly known as the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
  (c) The comptroller shall periodically transfer the amounts specified by Sections 6.08(f) and (h), Texas Racing Act (Article 179e, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), to the account.
  (d) The director may accept gifts and grants for deposit into the account.
  (e) The transactions of the director with respect to the account are subject to audit by the state auditor in accordance with Chapter 321, Government Code.
  (f) Not more than 10 percent of the account may be spent each year on the cost incurred in the operation or administration of the account.
  (g) All money received by the account under this chapter is subject to Subchapter F, Chapter 404, Government Code.
Sec. 88.523.
   Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Legislature, HB 2271, Section 27, eff. Sept. 1, 2011.
Sec. 88.5231.
Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Legislature, HB 2271, Section 27, eff. Sept. 1, 2011.
Sec. 88.5232.
 Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Legislature, HB 2271, Section 27, eff. Sept. 1, 2011.
Sec. 88.524.
Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Legislature, HB 2271, Section 27, eff. Sept. 1, 2011.

Sec. 88.5245.
Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Legislature, HB 2271, Section 27, eff. Sept. 1, 2011.

Sec. 88.525. Grants.
  (a) To be eligible for a grant under this subchapter, the applicant must be affiliated with an institution of higher education.
   (a-1) In awarding grants under this section, the director shall comply with the conflict of interest provisions of The Texas A&M University System.
  (b) The director shall develop annually a request for proposals for equine research grants. Each proposal received may be evaluated by a peer review committee appointed by the director and subject matter experts as necessary to evaluate the proposal. The peer review committee shall consider the applicant's research capacity and the relevance and scientific merit of the proposal and make recommendations to the director.
  (b-1) The director may award a grant to an applicant who proposes to commingle grant money awarded under this section with other sources of funding or proposes to conduct research that includes equine research.
  (c) Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Legislature, HB 2271, Section 27, eff. Sept. 1, 2011.
  (d) A person shall use a grant awarded under this subchapter to:
(1) replace funds that the applicant would have otherwise received from another source; or
(2) defray operating costs of an institution of higher education that are the institution's prior responsibility.
Sec. 88.526. Reporting.
  (a) The director shall prepare an annual report on equine research funded under this subchapter. The director shall distribute the report to the Texas Racing Commission and members of the Texas horse racing industry. The director shall make copies of the report available to interested parties.
  (b) The director may prepare and distribute other publications regarding equine research as the director finds appropriate.
  (c) The director shall, at least annually, consult with the Texas Racing Commission on the use of the account and the impact of equine research funded by the account.

Sec. 88.527. Conference.
Texas AgriLife Research shall conduct an annual conference on equine research. Money from the equine research account shall be used to defray the costs of the conference. The conference must be designed to bring to the attention of the Texas horse racing industry the latest research results and technological developments in equine research. The director shall make the report created under Section 88.526 available at the conference.

Racing Act Table of Contents Previous Article

Page updated: 12/1/14

page-border-right
footer