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7 Document(s) [ Subject: Horse racing ]

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 Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Agricultural policy | Agricultural subsidies | Agriculture | Animal diseases | Biofuels | Horse racing | Rural economic development |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 Ag86
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [39 pages  File size: 6,393 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the development and implementation of the 2007 Farm Bill and determine the impact of the legislation on Texas agricultural products.
2. Evaluate preparedness of relevant agriculture-related agencies to respond effectively to animal and plant disease threats.
3. Study and evaluate the feasibility and potential economic impact of biofuel production from alternative feedstocks such as biomass, waste oils, and processed animal fats.
4. Study the impact on the equine industry due to increased competition from other states as it related to larger purses in equine competitions.
5. Examine the opportunities for increased economic development funding in rural Texas.
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Urban Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Texas Legislature / Committee on Urban Affairs.
Subjects: Dog racing | Gifts and donations | Horse racing | Telemarketers | Water quality management |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 ur1
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [6 pages  File size: 247 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the implementation of HB 1567, 71st Legislature, Regular Session, authorizing local governments to establish stormwater drainage utilities funded by user fees.
2. To study the implementation for pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing and greyhound racing in Texas.
3. To study telephone solicitation associated with fund raising organizations (joint study with Public Safety Committee).
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 70th Legislature / Senate Committee on Natural Resources.
Subjects: Alternative energy | Colonias | Drinking water | Gambling | Groundwater | Hazardous waste | Horse racing | Houston, Texas | Natural gas | Natural gas industry | Oil industry | Solid waste disposal | Texas Panhandle | Wastewater management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 n219s
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [152 pages  File size: 4,482 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the problems associated with inadequate water and wastewater systems in colonias. Examine some of the resources and funds outside the Water Development Board that could be used to improve water and sewer service in the colonias. *
2. Study issues associated with water supplies in Houston, including groundwater availability, subsistence, flooding, urban runoff and non-point source water pollution. *
3. Study groundwater use, quality and protection in the El Paso area. *
4. Review alternatives to landfills and injection wells for the disposal of hazardous wastes. Consider methods to treat or destroy hazardous wastes, as well as efforts to reduce waste production.
5. Review the history of horse racing in Texas; consider the possible economic and social costs and benefits of pari-mutuel betting on horse races. Study the predicted effects of legalizing pari-mutuel betting the Texas farm economy. *
6. Review development of alternative energy sources and renewable energy sources; consider methods to encourage the development of renewable energy sources in Texas.
7. Hold public hearings on issues related to the production of white oil (chilled, condensed natural gas) in the Texas Panhandle. Consider the effects of the Railroad Commission's ruling on white oil on the oil and gas industry and the economy of the Texas Panhandle. Review federal court actions related to the dispute.
Committee: Senate Horse Racing and Pari-mutuel Betting, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Horse racing and the pari-mutuel : has Texas come of age?
Subjects: Gambling | Horse racing |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 h787
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View report [62 pages  File size: 5,099 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Shall conduct a comprehensive study of the pari-mutuel system of horse racing as it is conducted in other states and also study the feasibility of introducing such a system in the State of Texas. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Horse Racing and Pari-mutuel Betting, Interim
Title: Minutes, transcripts, committee documentation (signed copy of Senate Resolution No. 58, 62nd Legislature, 2nd C.S. with Texas Senate seal, correspondence, reports on horse industry and pari-mutuel racing, other states, news articles)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.62 H787m
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View document [194 pages  File size: 61,732 kb]
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.

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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