The House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock

82nd Legislature

June 27, 2012

10:00 a.m.



Pursuant to a notice posted on June 19, 2012, the House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Hardcastle, at 10:10 a.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Hardcastle; Anderson, Charles "Doc"; Howard, Charlie; Isaac; Kleinschmidt; Landtroop; and Lozano.


A quorum was present.





The Chair called the meeting to order and welcomed the members and attendees to the Agriculture and Livestock public hearing on interim charge #3:  Study the adequacy of access to veterinarian care in rural areas of the state.  Determine the impact that a lack of access may have on the agriculture business in Texas.


(Representative Hughes now present.)



Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


The Chair called up for consideration interim charge #4:  Examine the current enforcement system for performance-enhancing drug testing show horses, performance horses, and race horses in Texas.  Specifically, review currently prohibited drugs and quantities to determine if any changes should be made to existing law.  Compare the state’s current regulations to other systems around the country and make specific recommendations on how the state’s system could be improved.


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


At 12:40 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Hardcastle, Chair




Missy Warren, Clerk