Member Action Alert

TTA Member Action Alert

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 2 years to 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.


Senate Committee on State Affairs:
Chair: 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   512.463.0061 fax
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 fax

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

Thank you!!