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15.16.01.00.htm 15.16.01.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 16 MARYLAND HORSE INDUSTRY BOARD Chapter 01 General Regulations Authority: Agriculture Article, §2-707, 2-711, and 2-712, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.16.01.01.htm 15.16.01.01. 01 Purpose.. The Secretary of Agriculture, under Agriculture Article, Title 2, Subtitles 1 and 7, Annotated Code of Maryland, adopts the following regulations to insure the humane treatment of horses and the safety of horse riders.
15.16.01.02.htm 15.16.01.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In these regulations, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Board" means the Horse Industry Board.. 2) “Horse Establishment” means an establishment that solicits or offers the public any of the following activities:a) A boarding stable;. b) A lesson or rental stable; or. c) A rescue or sanctuary stable.. 3) "Operator's license" means that license that the Board has issued entitling a person to operate and maintain a horse estab
15.16.01.03.htm 15.16.01.03. 03 Exemptions.. A. Horse Racing and Standardbred Stables.. 1) Horse racing and standardbred stables are exempt from the regulations of this chapter.. 2) For purposes of this regulation, "horse racing and standardbred stables" means stables or farms where horses are bred, trained, and rested, for purposes relating to either or both of the following types of racing:a) The racing of thoroughbreds, whether it be on a flat course or over hurdles; and.
15.16.01.04.htm 15.16.01.04. 04 Operator's License.. A. Required to Conduct Business. Except as provided under §I of this regulation, a person may not operate or maintain a horse establishment without first obtaining an operator's license in at least one of the three different licensing classifications developed by the Board.B. Determination by Board. Before the Board may issue an operator's license in a particular class to a person, the Board shall first determine whether that person's horse esta
15.16.01.05.htm 15.16.01.05. 05 Board Inspection of Horse Establishments.. A. Inspection Requirement. The Board shall inspect the horse establishments of the following persons:1) Those who have applied for an operator's license; and. 2) Those who have obtained an operator's license.. B. Purpose of Inspection.. 1) Applicant's Establishment. The Board shall inspect the applicant's establishment to determine whether it meets the requirements provided under Regulation .07 of the class or classes its operator is
15.16.01.06.htm 15.16.01.06. 06 Establishment's Failure to Pass Inspection.. A. Failure of Applicant's Establishment to Pass Initial Inspection.. 1) Initial Inspection. The Board may not issue a license to a person to operate a horse establishment if the establishment fails to pass inspection.2) Subsequent Inspection. If an establishment fails to pass its initial inspection, the Board may:. a) Conduct a subsequent inspection after giving the person sufficient time to correct the deficiencies; and
15.16.01.07.htm 15.16.01.07. 07 Licensing Requirements.. A. Compliance with General and Special Requirements. Each person issued an operator's license shall comply with the:1) General requirements under §B; and. 2) Special requirements under §C for the particular class for which that person is licensed.. B. General Requirements.. 1) The Stable and Area In and Around the Stable. The licensed operator shall ensure that:. a) Each horse under his control is provided shelter, and that the shelter is:. ii) Dry,.
15.16.01.08.htm 15.16.01.08. 08 Appeals.. A. A person may appeal a decision by the Board:. 1) Not to renew an operator's license in a particular class or classes;. 2) To suspend or revoke an operator's license in a particular class or classes; or. 3) To impose a civil penalty as provided under COMAR 15.16.03.. B. Appeals are governed by the Administrative Procedure Act..
15.16.01.9999.htm 15.16.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 4, 1973. Regulations .01 ,02, .06, .08, .10, .11, .12, and .15 amended effective April 7, 1978 (5:7 Md. R. 522)The Board was transferred from the Department of Licensing and Regulation to the Department of Agriculture by Ch. 618 of the Acts of 1980. The transfer was effective on July 1, 1980.Regulations .01―17 repealed effective March 19, 1990 (17:5 Md. R. 638) ―. Regulations .01―08 adopted effective March 19, 1990 (17:5 Md. R. 638).
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