Tex. Gov't Code Section 478.0001
Definitions


In this chapter:

(1)

“Endorsing county” means:

(A)

a county that contains a site selected by a site selection organization for an event; or

(B)

a county that:
(i)
does not contain a site selected by a site selection organization for an event;
(ii)
is included in the market area for the event as designated by the office; and
(iii)
is a party to an event support contract.

(2)

“Endorsing municipality” means:

(A)

a municipality that contains a site selected by a site selection organization for an event; or

(B)

a municipality that:
(i)
does not contain a site selected by a site selection organization for an event;
(ii)
is included in the market area for the event as designated by the office; and
(iii)
is a party to an event support contract.

(3)

“Event” means any of the following and includes any activity related to or associated with the following:

(A)

the Academy of Country Music Awards;

(B)

the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic Games;

(C)

the Bassmaster Classic;

(D)

a Big 12 Football Conference Championship game;

(E)

the Breeders’ Cup World Championships;

(F)

the CMT (Country Music Television) Music Awards;

(G)

a game of the College Football Playoff or its successor;

(H)

the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) Gold Cup;

(I)

a CONVRG conference;

(J)

an Elite Rodeo Association World Championship;

(K)

a Federation Equestre Internationale World Cup Final;

(L)

a Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) World Supercross Championship race;

(M)

the Formula One United States Grand Prix;

(N)

the largest event held each year at a sports entertainment venue in this state with a permanent seating capacity, including grandstand and premium seating, of at least 125,000 on September 1, 2021;

(O)

the Major League Baseball All-Star Game;

(P)

the Major League Soccer All-Star Game or the Major League Soccer Cup;

(Q)

a mixed martial arts championship;

(R)

the Moto Grand Prix of the United States;

(S)

the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR):
(i)
All-Star Race;
(ii)
season-ending Championship Race; or
(iii)
Texas Grand Prix race;

(T)

the National Basketball Association All-Star Game;

(U)

a National Collegiate Athletic Association Final Four tournament game;

(V)

the National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s or women’s lacrosse championships;

(W)

a national collegiate championship of an amateur sport sanctioned by the national governing body of the sport that is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee;

(X)

the National Cutting Horse Association Triple Crown;

(Y)

the National Hockey League All-Star Game;

(Z)

the National Hot Rod Association Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex;

(AA)

a national political convention of the Republican National Committee or the Democratic National Committee;

(BB)

the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Championship Series;

(CC)

an Olympic activity, including a Junior or Senior activity, training program, or feeder program sanctioned by the United States Olympic Committee’s Community Olympic Development Program;

(DD)

a presidential general election debate;

(EE)

the Professional Bull Riders World Finals;

(FF)

the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association National Finals Rodeo;

(GG)

a series of cricket matches or competitions within the T20 World Cup;

(HH)

a Super Bowl;

(II)

the United States Open Championship;

(JJ)

a World Cup soccer game or the World Cup soccer tournament;

(KK)

the World Games;

(LL)

a World Wrestling Entertainment WrestleMania event; or

(MM)

the X Games.

(4)

“Event support contract” means a joinder undertaking, joinder agreement, or similar contract executed by a site selection organization and a local organizing committee, an endorsing municipality, or an endorsing county.

(5)

“Fund” means the major events reimbursement program fund.

(6)

“Program” means the major events reimbursement program.

(7)

“Site selection organization” means:

(A)

the Academy of Country Music;

(B)

the Amateur Athletic Union;

(C)

Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, LLC;

(D)

the Big 12 Conference;

(E)

CMT (Country Music Television) Productions Inc.;

(F)

the College Football Playoff Administration, LLC, or its successor;

(G)

the Commission on Presidential Debates;

(H)

the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf);

(I)

the Democratic National Committee;

(J)

Dorna Sports;

(K)

the Elite Rodeo Association;

(L)

Encore Live;

(M)

ESPN or an affiliate;

(N)

the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI);

(O)

the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA);

(P)

the International Cricket Council;

(Q)

the International World Games Association;

(R)

Major League Baseball;

(S)

Major League Soccer;

(T)

the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR);

(U)

the National Basketball Association;

(V)

the National Collegiate Athletic Association;

(W)

the National Cutting Horse Association;

(X)

the National Football League;

(Y)

the National Hockey League;

(Z)

the National Hot Rod Association;

(AA)

the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA);

(BB)

Professional Bull Riders, LLC;

(CC)

the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association;

(DD)

the Republican National Committee;

(EE)

SX Global;

(FF)

the Ultimate Fighting Championship;

(GG)

the United States Golf Association;

(HH)

the United States Olympic Committee;

(II)

World Wrestling Entertainment; or

(JJ)

the national governing body of a sport that is recognized by:
(i)
the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile;
(ii)
Formula One Management Limited or its successor;
(iii)
the National Thoroughbred Racing Association; or
(iv)
the United States Olympic Committee.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 301 (H.B. 4174), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2021.
Amended by:
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 10 (H.B. 1472), Sec. 1, eff. May 15, 2021.
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 102 (S.B. 1265), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2021.
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 605 (S.B. 1155), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2021.
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 915 (H.B. 3607), Sec. 9.006(a), eff. September 1, 2021.
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 974 (S.B. 2325), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2023.
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 974 (S.B. 2325), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2023.

Source: Section 478.0001 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­478.­htm#478.­0001 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

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