- 24 Feb
The Maryland Racing Commission has developed statutory language that will allow it to adopt updates and changes to model rules—most recently the one on out-of-competition testing—as they are approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International.
The MRC, which held its monthly meeting Feb. 23, falls under state Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation. MRC Executive Director Mike Hopkins said the department suggested the commission make written modifications that will allow it to avoid having to repeatedly submit new rules for approval.
“It makes (the process) much simpler,” Hopkins said. “We asked for emergency status while the rule is (reviewed).”