Tex. Occ. Code Section 2021.008
Sunset Provision


The commission is subject to Chapter 325 (Sunset Law), Government Code (Texas Sunset Act). Unless continued in existence as provided by that chapter, and except as provided by Subsections (b) and (c), the commission is abolished and this subtitle expires September 1, 2029.


As part of the review under Subsection (a), the Sunset Advisory Commission shall review:


the impact on the commission of authorizing the executive director to apply for and receive grants to implement or enforce this subtitle;


the effect of increasing the amount of unappropriated money remaining in the Texas Racing Commission fund at the close of each state fiscal biennium that is transferred to the general revenue fund;


the effect of complying with Chapter 53 (Consequences of Criminal Conviction) in the administration of the commission’s licensing program;


the effect of requiring reimbursement of general revenue appropriated to the commission for the administration and enforcement of this subtitle that exceeds the cumulative amount deposited in the Texas Racing Commission fund; and


the commission’s authority to issue a temporary license to an applicant whose application appears to comply with the requirements of law.


If, at the time the commission would be abolished under Subsection (a), a racetrack association has outstanding long-term liabilities:


the racetrack association may continue to operate for a period not to exceed one year after those liabilities are satisfied; and


the commission and this subtitle are continued in effect for the purpose of regulating that racetrack association under this subtitle.


If the commission and this subtitle are continued in effect under Subsection (b), the commission is abolished and this subtitle expires on the first day of the state fiscal year following the state fiscal year in which the commission certifies to the secretary of state that no racetrack associations are operating under the terms of Subsection (b).


A racetrack association that continues to operate under Subsection (b) may not incur any new liability without commission approval. At the beginning of that period, the commission shall:


review the outstanding liabilities of the racetrack association; and


set a specific date by which the racetrack association must retire its outstanding liabilities.


Notwithstanding any contrary contract provision, a racetrack association may prepay any debt incurred by the racetrack association in conducting racing under this subtitle.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 963 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2019.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 596 (S.B. 619), Sec. 1.04, eff. June 10, 2019.
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 850 (S.B. 713), Sec. 3.04(a), eff. June 16, 2021.
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1120 (H.B. 1620), Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2023.

Source: Section 2021.008 — Sunset Provision, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­2021.­htm#2021.­008 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 2021.008’s source at texas​.gov