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09.10.01 - Racing Commission - Proposed Regulations

PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 45, ISSUE 2,
FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018

Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION

09.10.01 Thoroughbred Rules

Authority: Business Regulation Article, §11-210, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action
[18-009-P]

The Maryland Racing Commission proposes to amend Regulation .07 under COMAR 09.10.01 Thoroughbred Rules. This action was considered at public meeting held on November 30, 2017, at Laurel Park, Laurel, Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to amend the claiming rules to prohibit a trainer who also holds an owner’s license from claiming a horse while their trainer’s license is suspended.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to J. Michael Hopkins, Executive Director, Racing Commission, 300 East Towsontown Boulevard, Towson, MD 21204, or call 410-296-9682, or email to mike.hopkins@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-296-9687. Comments will be accepted through March 19, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the Maryland Racing Commission during a public meeting to be held on March 22, 2018 at 12:30 p.m., at Laurel Park.

.07 Claiming.
  A.—A-1. (text unchanged)
  B. Eligibility to Claim.
    (1) Except as provided in §B(2) and (3) of this regulation, to be eligible to claim, a licensed owner, registered stable, or other multiple ownership entity shall designate, as the person who will assume control and responsibility of a claimed horse, a licensed trainer who has been assigned stabling on grounds under the jurisdiction of the Commission.
    (2) (text unchanged)
    (3) A trainer who is also licensed as an owner, and whose trainer’s license is suspended, is not eligible to claim a horse as an owner during the term of the suspension.
  C. — R. (text unchanged)

J. MICHAEL HOPKINS
Executive Director
Racing Commission