Tex. Occ. Code Section 2035.001
Voter Approval of Racetrack Required


The commission may not issue a racetrack license or accept a license application for a racetrack to be located in a county until the commissioners court has certified to the secretary of state that the qualified voters of the county have approved the legalization of pari-mutuel wagering on horse races or greyhound races in the county at an election held under this chapter.


A racetrack may not be located within a home-rule municipality unless a majority of the votes cast in the municipality in the election held under this chapter that legalized pari-mutuel wagering on horse races in the county favored legalization.


Subsection (b) does not apply to a racetrack that:


was located outside the boundaries of the municipality when the racetrack was first licensed; and


has continuously held a license since the issuance of the original license.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 963 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2019.

Source: Section 2035.001 — Voter Approval of Racetrack Required, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­2035.­htm#2035.­001 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 2035.001’s source at texas​.gov