SB 1340

83(R) - 2013
Licensing & Administrative Procedures

Vote Recommendation

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Kel Seliger

Bill Caption

Relating to the temporary operation of a race track extension location.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB 1340, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a positive impact of $312,000 through the biennium ending August 31, 2015.

Bill Analysis

Summary: Currently, one may apply for a temporary license to conduct and host horse and greyhound races in Texas. These temporary licenses are valid for 2 years and allow an individual to host races in that county while they build the track. SB 1340 would make the temporary licenses valid for 6 years, to give the entities more time to raise funds for track construction.

Analysis: SB 1340 would remove a regulatory burden on Texans and reduce the frequency with which they would be required to go through a renewal process for these licenses.