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09.10.01 - Racing Commission - Pending Regulations

 

PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 41, ISSUE 16,
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014

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
[14-234-P]

The Maryland Racing Commission proposes to amend Regulation .07 under COMAR 09.10.01 Thoroughbred Rules. This action was considered by the Maryland Racing Commission at a public meeting held on June 17, 2014, notice of which was given by publication in 41:11 Md. R. 643 (May 30, 2014), pursuant to State Government Article, §10-506(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to allow a successful claimant of a horse the option to void the claim for a period of one hour after the race is made official if the horse is ordered to be vanned off of the track by the State Veterinarian after the race.

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 Boulevard, Towson MD 21286, or call 410-296-9682, or email to mike.hopkins@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-296-9687. Comments will be accepted through September 10, 2014. 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 October 21, 2014, at 12:30 p.m., at Laurel Park, Laurel MD 20725.

.07 Claiming.
  A. — G. (text unchanged)
  H. Except as provided in §H-1 or H-2 of this regulation, unless there is a violation of this regulation by the claimant, or the stewards determine that a horse was improperly entered:
    (1) — (3) (text unchanged)
  A-1. — H-1. (text unchanged)
  H-2. A claim is voidable at the sole discretion of the new owner, for a period of one hour after the race is made official, for any horse that is vanned off the track after the race at the direction of the State Veterinarian.
  I. — R. (text unchanged)

J. MICHAEL HOPKINS
Executive Director