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3 Document(s) [ Subject: Racing Commission, Texas ]

Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Agriculture | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Brush control | Drug testing | Firefighters | Forest Service, Texas A&M | Horse racing | Horses | Hunger | Racing Commission, Texas | Rural Affairs, Texas Department of | Urban areas | Veterinarians | Water conservation | Wildfires |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 Ag86
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [56 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the role of community gardens and urban farming efforts that increase access to healthy foods and examine the possible impact that state and local policies have on the success of programs of this type. Determine the feasibility of policies to support these efforts, especially in high-population areas. (Joint with the House Committee on Urban Affairs)
2. Study the wildfire response performed by the Texas Forest Service and cooperating state agencies. Examine specifically how state laws and regulations could be enhanced to improve response effectiveness across the state. Study both the available causes of wildfires and mitigation and make recommendations as needed.
3. Study the adequacy of access to veterinarian care in rural areas of the state. Determine the impact that a lack of access may have on the agriculture business in Texas.
4. Examine the current enforcement system for performance-enhancing drug testing show horses, performance horses, and race horses in Texas. Specifically, review currently prohibited drugs and quantities to determine if any changes should be made to existing law. Compare the state's current regulations to other systems around the country and make specific recommendations on how the state's system could be improved.
5. Study the viability of cedar eradication as a means to enhance resource conservation.
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature. Specifically, monitor the consolidation of the Texas Department of Rural Affairs into the Texas Department of Agriculture's Rural Economic Division, ensuring that rural communities are not negatively affected by the consolidation.
Committee: House Public Safety
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Texas Legislature / Committee on Public Safety.
Subjects: Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Gun laws | Peace officers | Racing Commission, Texas | Railroad Commission of Texas | Telemarketers | Texas Turnpike Authority |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 p96s
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [8 pages  File size: 446 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and to have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 27.
2. To study the various gun licensing or permitting laws to carry firearms among the states.
3. To study the necessity and impact of commissioning certain state employees as peace officers.
4. To study telephone solicitation associated with fund raising organizations (joint study with Urban Affairs Committee).
Committee: House Racing Law Funds, Special
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Special Investigating Committee in regard to funds from Racing Law
Subjects: Horse racing | Racing Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 44th Leg., R.S. 2756 (1935)
Session: 44th R.S. (1935)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 128 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Confer with the State Treasurer and ascertain the reasons, if any, for the delay in the lawful distribution of the money from the Special Racing Fund.

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