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§ 11-209. General powers

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness RegulationEffective: June 1, 2020

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Regulation (Refs & Annos)
Title 11. Horse Racing (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. State Racing Commission (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2020
MD Code, Business Regulation, § 11-209
§ 11-209. General powers
(a) Besides its other powers under this title, the Commission has the powers necessary or proper to carry out fully all the purposes of this title.
(b)(1) The jurisdiction, supervision, powers, and duties of the Commission extend to each person who holds racing for a purse, reward, or stake.
(2) In exercising the jurisdiction, supervision, powers, and duties of the Commission under this title, the Commission shall consider, in addition to any other factor the Commission considers important, the health, safety, and welfare of horses engaged in racing and training at tracks and training facilities in the State.
(c)(1) The Commission shall establish an Equine Health, Safety, and Welfare Advisory Committee.
(2) The Executive Director of the Commission shall appoint a member of the Commission to chair the Advisory Committee.
(3) The Advisory Committee consists of the following members:
(i) three members of the Commission, appointed by the Executive Director of the Commission;
(ii) one representative of each racing licensee;
(iii) one representative of the horsemen, appointed by an organization that represents the horsemen;
(iv) one representative of the horse breeders, appointed by an organization that represents the horse breeders;
(v) the Commission's Equine Medical Director;
(vi) a veterinarian licensed in the State; and
(vii) any other individual with expertise in equine or racing industries that the Executive Director of the Commission appoints.
(4) The Executive Director of the Commission shall determine the time and location of Advisory Committee meetings.
(5) The Advisory Committee shall serve as an advisory body to the Commission on matters related to the health, safety, and welfare of horses engaged in racing and training at tracks and training facilities in the State.
(6) The Chairman of the Advisory Committee shall report regularly to the Commission on the activities of the Advisory Committee, including any recommendations for changes to rules, regulations, laws, or other conditions of racing.

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Added by Acts 1992, c. 4, § 2. Amended by Acts 2020, c. 590, § 1, eff. June 1, 2020.
Formerly Art. 78B, § 1.
MD Code, Business Regulation, § 11-209, MD BUS REG § 11-209
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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