Legislative

Why the horse industry should be engaged with legislative issues:

There are state laws that have a major impact on agriculture, including the Texas horse industry. Our legisture determines tax policy on sales, property, and franchise taxes. And, they can affect our access to water and the use of our land. These are issues that are important to everyone in the agriculture industry. And, of course, there are issues specific to the horse and livestock industry, such as slots at racetracks, horse slaughter, animal welfare, and animal health. It takes active participation of all the independent organizations representing agriculture to be effective at the Capitol.

The 85th legislative session begins on January 10, 2017 and ends May 29, 2017

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