PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 39, ISSUE 14,
FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012
Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION
Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION
09.10.03 Prohibited Acts
Authority: Business Regulation Article, §11-210, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The Maryland Racing Commission proposes to amend Regulation .01 under
COMAR 09.10.03 Prohibited Acts. These amendments
were considered by the Racing Commission at a public meeting held on April 17, 2012, notice of which was given by publication in 39:7
Md. R. 516 (April 6, 2012) pursuant to State Government Article,
§10-506, Annotated Code of Maryland.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to provide the Racing Commission with the ability to consider the pharmacological effect of a drug
found in a urine or blood specimen taken from a horse.
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,
Maryland Racing Commission, 300 East Towsontown Blvd., Towson, MD 21286, or call 410-296-9682, or email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 410-296-9687. Comments will
be accepted through August 13, 2012. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
Final action on the proposal will be considered by the Maryland
Racing Commission during a public meeting to be held on September 18, 2012, at 12:30 p.m., at Laurel Park, Maryland.
A. (text unchanged)
B. Terms Defined.
(a) Except as provided in §B(1)(b) of this regulation, "drug"
means a substance which may have a pharmacological effect on a horse, and:
(i) (text unchanged)
(ii) [Defined] Is defined as a controlled dangerous substance under Criminal Law Article,
§5-101, Annotated Code of Maryland;
(iii) [Intended] Is intended to be used for the diagnosis,
cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of diseases affecting a
human or other animal;
(iv) Other than food, is intended to affect the structure or
a function of the body of a human or other animal; or
(v) [Intended] Is intended for use as a component of an item specified in
§B(1)(a)(i).(iv) of this regulation.
(b) . (c) (text unchanged)
(2) - (3) (text unchanged)
J. MICHAEL HOPKINS