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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 2463 86-0 (2019) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the deposit and allocation of certain funds to the horse industry escrow account and to the maximum balance of that account. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 3366 86-0 (2019) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the deposit and distribution by the Texas Racing Commission of certain pari-mutuel wagering funds to benefit the Texas-bred program. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 1997 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the deposit and distribution by the Texas Racing Commission of certain pari-mutuel wagering funds to benefit the Texas-bred program. Senate: Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
SB 1998 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the deposit and allocation of certain funds to the horse industry escrow account. Senate: Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1971 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the deposit and allocation of certain funds to the Texas Racing Commission horse industry escrow account. House: Appropriations
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Appropriations
SB 1972 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Kuempel, John
Relating to the deposit and distribution by the Texas Racing Commission of certain pari-mutuel wagering funds to benefit the Texas-bred program. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1973 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the set aside, collection, and transfer of certain money for the Texas Racing Commission. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
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 1340 83-0 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to the temporary operation of a racetrack extension location. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
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 254 82-0 (2011) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to establishing the Texas Derbies. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
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 3839 81-0 (2009) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to establishing the Texas Derby. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee report sent to Calendars
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
HB 4416 81-0 (2009) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to the establishment of the Texas Gaming Commission to regulate games of chance or other gaming activities at specific locations including dog or horse tracks, destination resort casinos, or on Indian tribal lands. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 4640 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to regulation of pari-mutuel racing. 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
SB 1656 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to regulation of pari-mutuel racing. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
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
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
SB 1244 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to operation of video lottery machines at racetracks. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1387 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Homer, Mark | et. al.
Relating to the regulation of racing. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
House adopts conf. comm. report-reported
HB 1196 77-0 (2001) Author: Brimer, Kim
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to incentives under the Texas Racing Act for the Thoroughbred or Arabian horse breeding industry in this state. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 1/1/02
HB 1923 77-0 (2001) Author: Brimer, Kim | et. al. Relating to economic incentives to attract national horse racing events of national significance. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2335 77-0 (2001) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to the medication or drug testing of racing animals under the Texas Racing Act. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2484 77-0 (2001) Author: Wilson, Ron
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the regulation of racing. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Vetoed by the Governor
HCR 333 77-0 (2001) Author: Crownover, Myra
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make technical corrections in H.B. No. 2484. Signed by the Governor
SB 1096 77-0 (2001) Author: Cain, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Relating to economic incentives to attract horse racing events of national significance. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1118 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the regulation of pari-mutuel racing. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1668 77-0 (2001) Author: Cain, David Relating to incentives under the Texas Racing Act for the Thoroughbred or Arabian horse breeding industry in this state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1314 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the regulation of horse and greyhound racing, including the regulation of pari-mutuel wagering. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
SB 1842 76-0 (1999) Author: Cain, David | et. al. Relating to the regulation of pari-mutuel racing. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
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 1082 73-0 (1993) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to disannexation by a general law municipality. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban 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 2724 73-0 (1993) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to allocation of racedates at certain racetracks. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 2725 73-0 (1993) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the classification of racetracks. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
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 2267 72-0 (1991) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al. Relating to the amounts deducted from pari-mutuel pools in horse races. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
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 1263 72-0 (1991) Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al. Relating to the amounts deducted from pari-mutuel pools in horse races. Senate: Economic Development No action taken 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 205 72-1 (1991) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the state's share of the pari-mutuel pool in a horse race. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
SB 85 72-1 (1991) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to racetrack admission fees collected by a county or municipality. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 95 72-2 (1991) Author: Jones, Delwin Relating to reinstatement of certain class 2 horse racetrack licenses. House: Urban Affairs 1st Printing sent to Calendars
SB 14 72-2 (1991) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to racetrack admission fees collected by a county or municipality. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 334 71-0 (1989) Author: Edge, Eldon | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of certain counties to impose a tax on occupancy in a hotel, motel, or similar facility. House: Ways & Means 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
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 16 71-0 (1989) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to the eligibility of certain counties to impose a tax on occupancy in a hotel, motel, or similar facility. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Ways & Means
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 129 71-1 (1989) Author: Edge, Eldon Relating to the number of days that a class 2 racetrack may operate. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
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 440 69-0 (1985) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to the regulation and licensing of pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing; providing penalties. House: Urban Affairs Record vote
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
HB 2328 69-0 (1985) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to a non-binding referendum on the question of legalizing horse racing with pari-mutuel wagering. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
SB 313 69-0 (1985) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the regulation and licensing of pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing; providing penalties. Senate: Economic Development Referred to subcommittee
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
HB 29 69-2 (1986) Author: Gilley, Smith Relating to a nonbinding referendum on the question of horse racing with pari-mutuel wagering on a local option basis. House: Urban Affairs Testimony received in committee
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 440 68-0 (1983) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to the regulation, licensing, and taxing of pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing. House: Urban Affairs Placed on daily General State Calendar
SB 440 68-0 (1983) Author: Harris, O.H.
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to regulation and licensing of pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing; providing penalties. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Point of order overruled
HB 915 67-0 (1981) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to regulation, licensing and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering, pref. bill no. 146. House: State Affairs Record vote
HB 1496 67-0 (1981) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering; defining offenses. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 524 67-0 (1981) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2039 66-0 (1979) Author: Bock II, Bennie Relating to the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering; defining offenses; and prescribing penalties. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
SB 590 66-0 (1979) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering; defining offenses; and prescribing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1499 65-0 (1977) Author: Hall, W. N. "Billy" Relating to the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutual wagering; defining offenses; and prescribing penalties. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Reported from subcommittee unfavorably
HB 1801 64-0 (1975) Author: Jones, Gene Providing for the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering in certain counties. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1891 64-0 (1975) Author: Sutton, G.J. Providing for the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering in certain counties. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HJR 87 64-0 (1975) Author: Ribak, Abraham D. Relating to authorizing pari-mutuel betting on horse races. House: Constitutional Revision Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
SB 836 64-0 (1975) Author: Ogg, Jack Providing for the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering in certain counties. Senate: State Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 837 64-0 (1975) Author: Harris, O.H. Providing for the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering in certain counties. Senate: State Affairs Reported from committee favorably substituted
HB 597 63-0 (1973) Author: Kaster, James J. Providing for the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering in this state. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 474 63-0 (1973) Author: Santiesteban, H. Providing for the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and/or dog racing, and pari-mutuel wagering in this state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1005 62-0 (1971)
HR 545 62-0 (1971) Author: Swanson, Bill T. | et. al. Creating an interim study committee to conduct a study of pari-mutuel system of horse racing.
HJR 21 61-0 (1969) Author: Ogg, Jack | et. al. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment legalizing parimutuel betting at horse races in certain counties after local option elections providing for maximum parimutuel taxes by the State and counties, and for maximum deductions from parimutuel pools by owners or operators, and maximum admission taxes; permitting distribution one-half (1/2) of the state parimutuel tax revenue among the several counties; providing for the creation of the Texas Horse Racing Board to supervise such races and betting; providing for the creation of the Texas Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau and declaring its duties; permitting the Legislature to enact supplementary laws which may be anticipatory.
HJR 33 61-0 (1969) Author: Kothmann, Glenn | et. al. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment legalizing parimutuel betting at horse races in certain counties after local option elections providing for maximum parimutuel taxes by the State and counties, and for maximum dedications from parimutuel pools by owners or operators, and maximum admission taxes; providing for the creation of the Texas Horse Racing Board to supervise such races and betting; providing for the creation of the Texas Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau and declaring its duties; permitting the legislature to enact supplementary laws which may be anticipatory.
SB 426 61-0 (1969) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al. Relating to providing for the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and parimutuel wagering in this state.
SJR 2 61-0 (1969) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas legalizing parimutuel betting at horse races in certain counties after local option elections providing for maximum parimutuel taxes by the State and counties, and for maximum deductions from parimutuel pools by owners or operators, and maximum admission taxes; permitting distributing one-half (1/2) of the State parimutuel tax revenue among the several counties; providing for the creation of the Texas Horse Racing Board to supervise such races and betting; providing for the creation of the Texas Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau and declaring its duties.
SJR 24 61-0 (1969) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas legalizing parimutuel betting at horse races in certain counties after local option elections providing for maximum parimutuel taxes by the State and counties, and for maximum deductions from parimutuel pools by owners or operators, and maximum admission taxes; providing for the creation of the Texas Horse Racing Board to supervise such races and betting; providing for the creation of the Texas Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau and declaring its duties; permitting the Legislature to enact supplementary laws which may be anticipatory.
HB 420 60-0 (1967) Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al. Relating to providing for the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering in this State.
SB 10 60-0 (1967) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" | et. al. Relating to providing for the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering in this state.
SB 598 60-0 (1967) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" Relating to providing for an expression of public opinion on the question of legalized pari-mutuel wagering on horse races in Texas.
SB 604 60-0 (1967) Author: Bernal, Joseph J. | et. al. Relating to repealing certain articles and providing for the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering in this state.
HB 49 59-0 (1965) Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al. Relating to providing for the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering in this state.
HJR 63 59-0 (1965) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas legalizing parimutuel betting at horse races in certain counties after local option elections providing for maximum parimutuel taxes by the State and counties, and for maximum deductions from parimutuel pools by owners or operators, and maximum admission taxes; permitting distributing one-half of the State parimutuel tax revenue among the several counties; providing for the creation of the Texas Horse Racing Board to supervise such races and betting; providing for the creation of the Texas Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau and declaring its duties.
HB 130 58-0 (1963) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al. Relating to creating the Texas Horse Race Board; creating the Texas Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau, and setting forth its powers and duties; setting an effective date.
HB 131 58-0 (1963) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al. Relating to submitting the question of legalized parimutuel wagering in Bexar County to the voters in the first Democratic primary in 1964 for an expression of public opinion.
HB 596 58-0 (1963) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" Relating to creating the Texas Horse Race Board; prescribing certain offenses and penalties; creating the Texas Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau.
HJR 16 58-0 (1963) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for parimutuel betting at horse races in Bexar county after local option election and prescribing powers, duties and procedure.
HB 75 57-0 (1961) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" Relating to the creation of the Texas Horse Racing Board; levying certain taxes; providing penalties; setting an effective date.
HB 777 57-0 (1961) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" Relating to submitting the question of legalized parimutuel wagering on horse races in Dallas, Tarrant, Harris, Galveston, Bexar, Hidalgo, Cameron, Webb and Midland Counties to the voters in the General Election to be held in November, 1962, for an expression of public opinion.
HJR 4 57-0 (1961) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas legalizing parimutuel betting at horse races in certain counties after local option elections providing for maximum parimutuel taxes by the State and counties, and for maximum deductions from parimutuel pools by owners or operators, and maximum admission taxes; providing for the creation of the Texas Horse Racing Board to supervise such races and betting; providing for the creation of the Texas Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau and declaring its duties.
HJR 53 57-0 (1961) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas legalizing parimutuel betting at horse races in certain counties after local option elections; providing for maximum parimutuel taxes by the State and counties, and for maximum deductions from parimutuel pools by owners or operators, and maximum admission taxes; providing for the creation of the Texas Horse Racing Board to supervise such races and betting; providing for the creation of the Texas Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau and declaring its duties.
HJR 61 57-0 (1961) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas legalizing parimutuel betting at horse races in Bexar County after local option election; providing for maximum parimutuel taxes by the State and County, and for maximum deductions from parimutuel pools by owners or operators; providing for the creation of the Texas Horse Racing Board to supervise such races and betting; providing for the creation of the Texas Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau and declaring its duties.
HJR 73 57-0 (1961) Author: Butler, Jerry Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas prohibiting the passage of legislation to permit wagering on horse races.
HJR 51 56-0 (1959) Author: Koliba, Sr., Homer Louis Proposing an amendment legalizing pari-mutuel betting at horse races, providing for maximum pari-mutuel tax, providing for local option in certain counties, apportioning pari-mutuel tax and providing for creation of the Texas Racing Commission.
HB 49 53-0 (1953) Author: Sheridan, Edward Hueber "Ed" Relating to creating the Texas Horse Racing Commission.
HB 6 50-0 (1947) Author: Bell, John Junior | et. al. Relating to creating the Texas Horse Racing Commission; providing that if any clause, provision, or requirement of the Act be held invalid such judgement shall not invalidate remainder of the Act; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 411 48-0 (1943) Author: Dwyer, Pat | et. al. Relating to legalizing operation of major horse race courses and fair park horse race course and parimutuel wagering in connection therewith under license from the Texas Horse Racing Commission, etc.
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 261 47-0 (1941) Author: Bell, John Junior | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code relative to legalizing the operation of major horse race courses and pari-mutuel wagering under license from the Texas Horse Racing Commission; defining the offense of bookmaking; prescribing certain penalties; creating the offices of Executive Secretary to Commission, State Racing Veterinarian, and Director of Racing and defining their powers.
HJR 12 47-0 (1941) Author: King, Arthur Howard Proposing a constitutional amendment forbidding the Legislature to enact any laws legalizing betting on horse races, or any other form of gambling.
HB 247 46-0 (1939) Author: Ragsdale, Bailey B. | et. al. Relating to creating the Texas Horse Racing Commission; prescribing punishment.
SB 1 45-1 (1937) Author: Nelson, G. Hobert | et. al. Relating to prohibiting in this State the certificate system of betting upon horse races.
HB 12 43-1 (1933) Author: Duvall, Jesse Caldwell | et. al. Relating to appropriating from Special Racing Funds Twelve Hundred Sixty Dollars ($1260.00) to defray operating expenses of the Racing Commission for the period ending December 31, 1933; providing penalties for the violation of this Act; designating this Act as the "Racing Commission Act".
HB 733 35-0 (1917) Author: Hardey, F. J. | et. al. Relating to regulating the racing of highly bred horses and speculation thereon.
SB 196 34-0 (1915) Author: Clark, Isaac Edgar Relating to encouraging and improving the breeding and developing of highly bred horses, providing for the appointment of a commission for the regulation of races and laying wagers thereon; providing for the payment of certain revenue derived therefrom to the State Commissioner of Agriculture for the use of live stock division of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas.
HB 865 33-0 (1913) Author: McKamy, Jr., William Cooper Relating to encouraging and improving the breeding and developing of highly bred horses, holding of fairs for the exhibition of live stock, and the appointment of a commission for the regulation of racing and laying wagers thereon.
HB 90 31-0 (1909) Author: Robertson, James Harvey Relating to prohibiting the buying and selling of pools or receiving or making bets on horse racing; to prohibit the leasing of premises for pool rooms, and to provide a penalty for its violation and to repeal "An Act to prohibit the buying and selling of pools, or receiving or making bets on horse racing;" and providing that a conviction may be had upon the unsupported evidence of an accomplice or participant, and exempting such witness from prosecution.
HB 116 29-0 (1905) Author: Hancock, Curtis Relating to pools, pool rooms and horse racing.
HB 196 28-0 (1903) Author: Hancock, Curtis Relating to prohibiting the buying and selling of pools or receiving or making bets on horse racing; to prohibit leasing of premises for pool rooms, and to provide a penalty for its violation.

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