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09.10.02 - Racing Commission - Proposed Regulations

PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 45, ISSUE 17,
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018

Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION

09.10.02 Harness Rules

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

Notice of Proposed Action
[18-207-P]

The Maryland Racing Commission proposes to amend Regulations .43, .53, and .53-1 under COMAR 09.10.02 Harness Racing. This action was considered at a public meeting held by the Maryland Racing Commission on June 28, 2018.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to change the amount of time between races that a horse would otherwise need to requalify if it had not raced within 45 days of its last start.

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 410-296-9687, or email to mike.hopkins@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-296-9687. Comments will be accepted through September 26, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.43 Foaled Stakes Program.
  A. — J. (text unchanged)
  K. Eligibility to Start.
    (1) (text unchanged)
    (2) A satisfactory charted performance line is a performance line:
      (a) Credited to a horse after the horse starts from behind a starting gate in a qualifying or purse race within [30] 45 days of the Foaled Stakes Program race in which the horse is to participate; and
      (b) (text unchanged)
    (3) (text unchanged)
  L.— V. (text unchanged)

.53 Sires Stakes Program.
  A. — N. (text unchanged)
  O. Eligibility to Start.
    (1) (text unchanged)
    (2) A satisfactory charted performance line is a performance line:
      (a) Credited to a horse after the horse starts from behind a starting gate in a qualifying or purse race within [30] 45 days of the Sires Stakes Program race in which the horse is to participate; and
      (b) (text unchanged)
    (3) (text unchanged)
  P.— BB. (text unchanged)

.53-1 Sire Stakes Program for 4 and 5 Year Olds.
  A. — F. (text unchanged)
  G. Eligibility to Start.
    (1) (text unchanged)
    (2) A satisfactory charted performance line is a performance line:
      (a) Credited to a horse after the horse starts from behind a starting gate in a qualifying or purse race within [30] 45 days of the Sires Stakes Program for 4 and 5 Year-Olds race in which the horse is to participate; and
      (b) (text unchanged)
  H. — S. (text unchanged)

J. MICHAEL HOPKINS
Executive Director
Racing Commission