H.B. No. 1186
  relating to the Texas Racing Commission's ability to share
  investigatory information with other state regulatory agencies.
         SECTION 1.  Section 2.15, Texas Racing Act (Article 179e,
  Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 2.15. RECORDS.  (a) All records of the commission that
  are not made confidential by other law are open to inspection by the
  public during regular office hours. All applications for a license
  under this Act shall be maintained by the commission and shall be
  available for public inspection during regular office hours.
         (b)  The contents of the investigatory files of the
  commission[, however,] are not public records and are confidential
  except in a criminal proceeding, in a hearing conducted by the
  commission, on court order, or with the consent of the party being
         (c)  The commission may share with another regulatory agency
  of this state any investigatory file information that creates a
  reasonable suspicion of a person's violation of a law or rule under
  that agency's jurisdiction. The agency may use the information as
  if it was obtained through that agency's investigatory process.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 1186 was passed by the House on April
  3, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 1186 was passed by the Senate on May
  9, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________