09.10.05.05

.05 Procedures for Considering an Application.

Before considering the issuance of a permit, the Commission shall:

A. Advertise the date, time, and location of a public hearing on the application in a local publication at least 30 days before the hearing being conducted;

B. Provide written notice to the executive and legislative branches of the county and local governments for the jurisdiction within which the proposed satellite simulcast betting facility is to be located of the date, time, and location of the public meeting;

C. Post the notice of the public hearing on the Commission website at least 30 days before the public hearing;

D. Require the applicant, at least 30 days before the public hearing, to post a sign in a conspicuous location at the facility for which the application for the permit was submitted stating that an application is pending for use of the facility for satellite simulcast betting and specifying the date, time, and location of the public hearing;

E. Request from the applicant a list of community associations that were notified of the public hearing;

F. Conduct the public hearing within 10 miles of the requested satellite simulcast betting facility and, at this hearing, the Commission shall consider comments, if any, from:

(1) The public;

(2) The officials from the jurisdiction where the satellite simulcast betting facility is to be located;

(3) The applicable track licensee;

(4) The applicable group that represents a majority of the owners and trainers licensed in the State;

(5) The applicable group that represents a majority of the breeders in the State; and

(6) Other interested parties in the racing industry; and

G. Among other things, consider the extent to which the satellite simulcast betting facility may interfere with attendance at the mile thoroughbred and harness tracks in Maryland.