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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 3926 85-0 (2017) Author: Kuempel, John | et. al. Relating to the regulation of horse racing and greyhound racing and pari-mutuel wagering in connection with that racing. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1969 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Cyrier, John
Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of the Texas Racing Act, including conforming amendments. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Administration
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 3667 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to a refund of state taxes for a horse racing or greyhound association that offers enhanced purses. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 40 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 364 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al. Relating to the abolishment of the Texas Racing Commission and the transfer of its powers and duties to the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation; providing penalties; authorizing fees. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 917 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: King, Ken
Relating to the applicability of the Texas Mass Gatherings Act to certain horse and greyhound races. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1027 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to refunding certain taxes remitted by racing associations in consideration for enhancing racing purses. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 2375 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to the authorization of racetrack extension locations, providing rulemaking authority to the commission and comptroller, and providing for administrative penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 2729 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to the operation of video lottery games by licensed horse and greyhound racetrack operators, to a defense for the operation of video lottery by Indian tribes, to the authority of the Texas Lottery Commission and the Texas Racing Commission, and to the conduct of gambling in this state; providing penalties; authorizing fees. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 121 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a state video lottery system to operate video lottery games at certain horse and greyhound racetracks and providing that federally recognized Indian tribes are not prohibited from conducting games of chance on certain Indian lands. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 131 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment providing immediate additional revenue for the state budget by creating the Texas Gaming Commission, and authorizing and regulating the operation of casino games and slot machines by a limited number of licensed operators and certain Indian tribes. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
SB 789 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the operation of video lottery games by licensed horse and greyhound racetrack operators, to a defense for the operation of video lottery by Indian tribes, to the authority of the Texas Lottery Commission and the Texas Racing Commission, and to the conduct of gambling in this state; providing penalties; authorizing fees. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1450 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the abolishment of the Texas Racing Commission and the transfer of its powers and duties to the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation; providing penalties; authorizing fees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1494 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the licensing and regulation of horse and greyhound racing; providing penalties; authorizing a fee. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 6 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment providing immediate additional revenue for the state budget by creating the Texas Gaming Commission, authorizing and regulating the operation of casino games and slot machines by a limited number of licensed operators and certain Indian tribes, and authorizing a limited state video lottery system to be operated at horse and greyhound racetracks and on Indian tribal lands. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 36 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a state video lottery system to operate video lottery games at certain horse and greyhound racetracks and providing that federally recognized Indian tribes are not prohibited from conducting games of chance on certain Indian lands. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 64 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Proposing a constitutional amendment providing immediate additional revenue for the state budget by creating the Texas Gaming Commission, and authorizing and regulating the operation of casino games and slot machines by a limited number of licensed operators and certain Indian tribes. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
HB 2111 82-0 (2011) Author: Woolley, Beverly | et. al. Relating to the operation of video lottery games by licensed horse and greyhound racetrack operators, to a defense for the operation of video lottery by Indian tribes, to the authority of the Texas Lottery Commission and the Texas Racing Commission, and to the conduct of gambling in this state; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 3576 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the operation of casino gaming in this state by federally recognized Indian tribes on certain land and by licensed operators at horse and greyhound racetracks and licensed locations; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 111 82-0 (2011) Author: Woolley, Beverly | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a state video lottery system to operate video lottery games at certain horse and greyhound racetracks and providing that federally recognized Indian tribes are not prohibited from conducting games of chance on certain Indian lands. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 152 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino games in this state by federally recognized Indian tribes on certain land and by licensed operators at horse and greyhound racetracks and licensed locations. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
SB 1118 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the operation of video lottery games by licensed horse and greyhound racetrack operators, to a defense for the operation of video lottery by Indian tribes, to the authority of the Texas Lottery Commission and the Texas Racing Commission, and to the conduct of gambling in this state; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 33 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a state video lottery system to operate video lottery games at certain horse and greyhound racetracks and providing that federally recognized Indian tribes are not prohibited from conducting games of chance on certain Indian lands. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4062 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne Relating to authorizing the operation of video lottery games by licensed horse and greyhound racetrack operators, to providing a defense for the operation of video lottery by Indian tribes, to the authority of the Texas Lottery Commission and the Texas Racing Commission, and to the conduct of gambling in this state; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HCR 252 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Requesting the governor to appoint a Governor's Task Force on Horse and Greyhound Racing. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Vetoed by the Governor
HJR 129 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the state to operate video lottery games at certain horse and greyhound racetracks and providing that federally recognized Indian tribes are not prohibited from conducting gaming on certain Indian lands. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 137 81-0 (2009) Author: Kuempel, Edmund | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to legalize and regulate the conduct of gaming in this state in counties that by local option election approve the conduct of that gaming and authorizing the conduct of gaming by certain Indian tribes. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2701 80-0 (2007) Author: Flores, Kino
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the regulation of horse and dog racing. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3605 80-0 (2007) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to facilities subject to the Texas Racing Act. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
SB 1796 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the regulation of racing. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 46 79-1 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to authorizing the state to operate video lottery at racetracks, to the operation of video lottery by certain Indian tribes, and to the authority of the Texas Lottery Commission; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 76 79-2 (2005) Author: Hupp, Suzanna Relating to the financing of public schools and reduction of school property taxes through the restricted establishment and operation of video lottery terminals at Texas racetracks licensed to conduct pari-mutuel wagering. House: Property Tax Relief, Select Referred to Property Tax Relief, Select
SB 34 79-2 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to authorizing the state to operate video lottery at racetracks, to the operation of video lottery by certain Indian tribes, and to the authority of the Texas Lottery Commission; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2113 76-0 (1999) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate greyhound breeding and training; providing a criminal penalty. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1445 75-0 (1997) Author: Gray, Patricia
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Racing Commission and to the transfer of certain commission functions to the Texas Department of Commerce; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 3481 75-0 (1997) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to financing of sports venues by authorizing games of skill at certain existing pari-mutuel racing facilities; providing for certain fees. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
SB 356 75-0 (1997) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Racing Commission and to the transfer of certain commission functions to the Texas Department of Commerce; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1680 75-0 (1997) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to financing of sports venues by authorizing games of skill at certain existing pari-mutuel racing facilities; providing for certain fees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1352 73-0 (1993) Author: Jones, Delwin Relating to the authority of the Texas Racing Commission regarding racetrack licenses. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 1699 73-0 (1993) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the ineligibility of a county to hold certain racetrack licenses. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
HB 2839 73-0 (1993) Author: Jones, Delwin Relating to city and county fees on racetrack admissions. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
SB 571 73-0 (1993) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the residency and citizenship qualifications for holding a racetrack license under the Texas Racing Act. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 633 73-0 (1993) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the dedication of state revenue derived from horse racing and greyhound racing to the foundation school fund. Senate: Finance Referred to special subcommittee
SB 1347 73-0 (1993) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the regulation of parimutuel racing. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
HB 2263 72-0 (1991) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to the regulation and licensing of entities that operate facilities for greyhound racing or horse racing or for training greyhounds or horses for racing and to the amounts deducted from pari-mutuel pools in horse races; providing administrative and criminal penalties. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
HB 2268 72-0 (1991) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to the regulation and licensing of entities that operate facilities for greyhound racing, horse racing, or training greyhounds or horses for racing. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1264 72-0 (1991) Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al. Relating to the regulation and licensing of entities that operate facilities for greyhound racing or horse racing or for training greyhounds or horses for racing. Senate: Economic Development No action taken in committee
HB 1232 71-0 (1989) Author: Berlanga, Hugo
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to the regulation and licensing of entities who operate facilities for greyhound racing, horse racing, or training greyhounds or horses for racing. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Senate conferees appointed
SB 448 71-0 (1989) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the regulation and licensing of entities who operate facilities for greyhound racing, horse racing, or training greyhounds or horses for racing. Senate: Economic Development Reported favorably with substitute
SB 1822 71-0 (1989) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the deductions from horse racing pari-mutuel pools and the distribution of breakage. Senate: Economic Development Reported favorably with substitute
HB 144 71-1 (1989) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to the regulation and licensing of entities that operate facilities for greyhound racing, horse racing, or training greyhounds or horses for racing. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
SB 79 71-5 (1990) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the regulation and licensing of entities that operate facilities for greyhound racing, horse racing, or training greyhounds or horses for racing. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 58 71-6 (1990) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al. Relating to the regulation and licensing of entities that operate facilities for greyhound racing, horse racing, or training greyhounds or horses for racing. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
SB 45 71-6 (1990) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the regulation and licensing of entities that operate facilities for greyhound racing, horse racing, or training greyhounds or horses for racing. Senate: Economic Development Tagged in committee
HB 722 69-0 (1985) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to the authorization of state-regulated pari-mutuel wagering on greyhound racing in certain counties, subject to approval by the voters of the county voting at an election; providing penalties. House: Urban Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 739 69-0 (1985) Author: Criss, Lloyd Providing an opportunity through initiative and referendum for voters in certain areas in this state which the legislature finds to be in need of stimulation of tourism to decide by initiative and referendum if they desire to allow regulated greyhound or horse racing with parimutuel wagering on the results thereof to be conducted in their county; creating Texas Greyhound Racing Commission and the Texas Horse Racing Commission and defining their powers and duties; providing for the establishment and operation of greyhound or horse racing facilities in counties after approval by voters thereof at an election; imposing taxes on revenues of such facilities, dedicating money received by the Commissions and collected from the taxes; authorizing penalties and making appropriations. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
SB 916 69-0 (1985) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the regulation and licensing of pari-mutuel wagering on greyhound racing and horse racing; providing penalties. Senate: Economic Development Reported favorably with substitute
SB 917 69-0 (1985) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to a statewide referendum about, and to the authorization of, state-regulated pari-mutuel wagering on greyhound racing in certain counties, subject to approval by the voters of the county voting at an election; providing penalties. Senate: Economic Development Referred to subcommittee
HB 47 69-2 (1986) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to the regulation and licensing of pari-mutuel wagering on greyhound racing and horse racing; providing penalties. House: Urban Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 49 69-2 (1986) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to the regulation and licensing of pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing; providing penalties. House: Urban Affairs Testimony received in committee
SB 15 69-2 (1986) Author: Harris, O.H.
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to the regulation and licensing of greyhound racing and horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering; relating to the creation, powers, and duties of the Texas Racing Commission and its agents; providing for elections... House: Urban Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days-12/4/86
SB 29 69-2 (1986) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the regulation and licensing of pari-mutuel wagering on greyhound racing and horse racing; providing penalties. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 1676 68-0 (1983) Author: Criss, Lloyd Providing for and regulating greyhound racing with pari-mutuel wagering on the results thereof; creating the Texas Greyhound Racing Commission and defining its powers and duties; providing for the establishment and operation of greyhound racing plants subject to local option; imposing taxes on revenues of such plants; disposing of all monies received by the Commission and all monies collected from the taxes; authorizing penalties and making appropriations. House: Urban Affairs Coauthor authorized
SB 917 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Providing for and regulating greyhound racing with pari-mutuel wagering on the results thereof; creating thus Texas Greyhound Racing Commission and defining its powers and duties; providing for the establishment and operation of greyhound racing plants subject to local option; imposing taxes on revenues of such plants; disposing of all monies received by the Commission and all monies collected from the taxes; authorizing penalties and making appropriations. Senate: Economic Development No action taken
HB 1430 66-0 (1979) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to the use of animals as a lure or quarry in racing greyhound dogs or in training greyhound dogs for racing; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 526 48-0 (1943) Author: Leyendecker, Boniface J. Relating to creating the Texas State Racing Commission, prescribing the number of members thereof, defining their qualifications, fixing their terms and method of qualification, defining the powers and jurisdiction of the Commission, fixing the places of meeting, directing the employment of an executive secretary and other necessary employees, and limiting their compensation, and providing for payment of salaries and expenses of the Commission out of the special fund created by this Act and limiting expenses out of the Commission to $100,000 annually.
HB 496 47-0 (1941) Author: Leyendecker, Boniface J. Relating to creating the Texas Greyhound Racing Commission, prescribing the number of members thereof; defining member qualifications, terms of service, powers and jurisdiction; permitting race meetings and operation of pari-mutuel pools in connection therewith only under license of Commission; providing this act shall be known as the "Texas Greyhound Racing Commission Act."
HB 528 46-0 (1939) Author: Loggins, Edgar Relating to creating the Texas Greyhound Racing Commission.

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