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Equine Research Account Advisory Committee

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Previous Sunset reports on this agency

  • 2008-2009 Review Cycle, 81st Legislative Session

  • 1994-1995 Review Cycle, 74th Legislative Session

This agency is currently inactive. An agency can be labeled inactive if it has been abolished, had a title change, was merged into a different agency or split into different agencies. See Agency History on the right for further information.

Next Review Date: None

  • Last Review Cycle: 2010-2011 Review Cycle - 82nd Legislative Session

Sunset Documents for 2010-2011 Review Cycle, 82nd Legislative Session

Legislative Documents

Final Results of Last Sunset Review

Created by the Legislature in 1991, the 11-member Equine Research Account Advisory Committee recommends funding for equine research projects, initially using a portion of the wagers placed on Texas horse races. The Director of Texas AgriLife Research makes the final grant awards. For the past three Sessions, the Legislature has not appropriated Account funds and instead, Texas AgriLife funded grants recommended by the Committee.

House Bill 2271 continues the Racing Commission for six years and abolishes the Equine Research Account Advisory Committee. Th e Legislature adopted all of the Sunset Commission’s recommendations and added several other statutory modifi cations to H.B. 2271. Most of the Legislature’s modifications affect the Commission’s application approval process and the process for identifying tracks as active or inactive, and how these two types of licenses are reviewed. The bill’s major provision is listed below.

  • Abolish the Equine Research Account Advisory Committee.