THP News Alert: Legislative Call to Action for All Texas Horsemen - March 26, 2013

(Austin, Texas - Tuesday, March 26, 2013) - Senator Kel Seliger (R-District 31) has filed Senate Bill #1340 relating to the temporary operation of a race track extension location. The Senate State Affairs Committee initially heard the bill on March 25th and accepted a committee substitute.

This bill extends the time authorized in the Texas Racing Act for a racetrack to offer pre-opening simulcasting from two (2) years to six (6) years.

The bill will come before the State Affairs Committee again on Monday, April 1st, so your immediate action is needed. Please contact the Committee members as soon as possible, preferably via email, to ask for their support of this bill.  Then let us know the content of your message and any reply you receive.  Be sure to thank them for their time and emphasize that this measure will generate funds vital to the horse racing and breeding industry.

Texas Horsemen's Partnership (THP) members - Please contact the Committee members THIS WEEK to ask for their support of SB 1340.

Senate Committee on State Affairs

Sen. Robert Duncan SD 28
512.463.0128 512.463.2424 fax

Vice Chair:
Sen. Bob Deuell SD 2
512.463.0102 512.463.7202 fax


Sen. Rodney Ellis SD 13
512.463.0113 512.463.0006 fax

Sen. Troy Fraser SD 24
512.463.0124 512.475.3732 fax

Sen. Joan Huffman SD 17
512.463.0117 512.463.0639 fax

Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. SD 27
512.463.30127 512.463.0061fax

Sen. Robert Nichols SD 3
512.463.0103 512.463.1526 fax

Sen. Leticia Van de Putte SD 26
512.463.0126 512.463.2114 fax

Sen. Tommy Williams SD 4
512.463.0104 512.463.6373

For more information on any bill, go to and enter the specific bill number.

If you have any questions about this legislation or need assistance, please call the THP office at (512) 467-9799.

Thank you,

Marsha Rountree
Executive Director

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