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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 1995 86-0 (2019) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the distribution to the Texas Racing Commission of certain money deducted from simulcast pari-mutuel pools. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
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
SB 2274 86-0 (2019) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the distribution to the Texas Racing Commission of certain money deducted from simulcast pari-mutuel pools. Senate: Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
HB 3925 85-0 (2017) Author: Kuempel, John Relating to the regulation of wagering through telephone, the Internet, or other approved electronic means on horse races and greyhound races under the pari-mutuel system of wagering; requiring a license to operate account wagering; requiring a fee. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
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
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
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 4640 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to regulation of pari-mutuel racing. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
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
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
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
HB 2439 78-0 (2003) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to the operation and administration of the state lottery, including authorizing the Texas Lottery Commission to offer video lottery; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
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 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 1118 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the regulation of pari-mutuel racing. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3709 76-0 (1999) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the regulation of pari-mutuel racing. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
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 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 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 2470 74-0 (1995) Author: Park, Carolyn Relating to amounts set aside from live pari-mutuel pools for the state. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
SB 423 74-0 (1995) Author: Bivins, Teel Relating to the use of certain electronic banking machines at a pari-mutuel racetrack. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
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 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
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
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 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 2536 70-0 (1987) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to the date of the referendum on the question of legalization of pari-mutuel wagering under the Texas Racing Act. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
SB 1408 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, O.H.
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to the date of the referendum on the question of legalization of pari-mutuel wagering under the Texas Racing Act. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 27 70-2 (1987) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to the date of the referendum on the question on legalization of pari-mutuel wagering under the Texas Racing Act. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
SB 25 70-2 (1987) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the date of the referendum on the question of legalization of pari-mutuel wagering under the Texas Racing Act. Senate: Economic Development No action taken 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 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
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
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 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
HB 59 69-2 (1986) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to a nonbinding referendum on establishing a state lottery and permitting pari-mutuel wagering on a county option basis. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
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
SB 56 69-2 (1986) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to a referendum on the question of pari-mutuel wagering under the Texas Racing Act on a county-by-county local option basis. Senate: Economic Development Tagged in committee
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
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 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
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 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
HCR 165 65-0 (1977) Author: Garcia, Matt Providing for a referendum on legalizing pari-mutuel wagering in horse racing. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
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 47 63-0 (1973) Author: Kaster, James J. Relating to referendum election on proposals for raising revenue for the support of the state government; providing for submission of propositions on establishment of a state lottery and on legalizing and taxing pari-mutual wagering on horse races in Texas; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
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
HR 178 63-0 (1973) Author: Lombardino, Frank Creating an interim committee to study the pari-mutuel systems in track operations for horse racing. House: State Affairs
HR 239 63-0 (1973) Author: Cates, Phil Creating an interim committee to study pari-mutuel betting programs of other states. House: 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.
SR 58 62-2 (1972) Author: Harris, O.H. Ameding S.R. No. 1400 of the Regular Session of the 62nd Legislature to add four members to the committee to conduct a comprehensive study of the 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.
HJR 72 59-0 (1965) Author: Price, William Rayford Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas providing for parimutuel wagering and all other forms of gambling to be prohibited in this State; providing that the Legislature shall enforce said prohibition by appropriate legislation.
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 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.
HB 733 35-0 (1917) Author: Hardey, F. J. | et. al. Relating to regulating the racing of highly bred horses and speculation thereon.

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