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The 2017 Maryland Legislative Session enters final phase

Yesterday, March 20, 2017, the first official day of spring, was – in the Maryland legislature – also “Crossover Date.” Crossover date is a big deal! For a bill to pass and become law, it must be approved by both chambers. If a bill fails to “cross over,” it is most probably dead for this session. Please note the equivocation on that: “most probably.” As with every rule, there is an exception: a bill could still be resurrected via “Rules.” But for a bill sponsor to do that, he or she is using up a chit, so they will usually reserves those chits for something about which they are quite passionate and still has a good chance of passing. But yes, it is possible to resurrect a bill that appears to be dead, and give it new life. It’s springtime, right? The next important date is the 83rd day of session, when both Chambers must pass a budget bill: April 3, 2017. The final important date is “SINE DIE” – which is when the General Assembly adjourns, precisely 90 days after being called to order, which this year falls on April 10. Between now and April 10th, things will be crazy-hairy! Like following hounds in full cry, the last few weeks of session are an adrenalin rush unique to elected officials, lobbyists and...

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Kinross Farms' Old Timer and Merrifield Farms' Foyle jumped the final fence in the Rokeby Bowl side by side, but McLane Hendricks and Old Timer emerged victorious in the meet's featured race, the fourth Rokeby Bowl in a row for Virginia trainer, Richard Valentine. ... See MoreSee Less

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Kinross Farms Old Timer and Merrifield Farms Foyle jumped the final fence in the Rokeby Bowl side by side, but McLane Hendricks and Old Timer emerged victorious in the meets featured race, the fourth Rokeby Bowl in a row for Virginia trainer, Richard Valentine.

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So, our Assocaite Editor and Associate Publisher are a little bit fanatical about jump racing, and since the Governor's Cup Series in Maryland doesn't start til next Saturday, we went south for the Piedmont Point-to-Point in Virginia today. Good job we did, as Maryland riders and horses were tearing it up! Congrats to McLane Hendricks (seen here riding down to the wire to win the Rokeby Bowl on Kinross Farms' Old Timer), who was Leading Rider for the meet, also winning the Amateur/Novice Timber on Eva Smithwick's Rutledge Classic, and to Lia McGuirk, who won the Foxhunter Timber on Peter and Sarah Jay's Prime Prospector. A special shout out to Equiery summer intern, Elizabeth Scully, who took her Girlsruletheworld successfully around the Ladies' Timber for their first time out this season! Next week it is onto Shawan Downs for the running of the Green Spring Valley Hounds' Point to Point! ... See MoreSee Less

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So, our Assocaite Editor and Associate Publisher are a little bit fanatical about jump racing, and since the Governors Cup Series in Maryland doesnt start til next Saturday, we went south for the Piedmont Point-to-Point in Virginia today. Good job we did, as Maryland riders and horses were tearing it up! Congrats to McLane Hendricks (seen here riding down to the wire to win the Rokeby Bowl on Kinross Farms Old Timer), who was Leading Rider for the meet, also winning the Amateur/Novice Timber on Eva Smithwicks Rutledge Classic, and to Lia McGuirk, who won the Foxhunter Timber on Peter and Sarah Jays Prime Prospector. A special shout out to Equiery summer intern, Elizabeth Scully, who took her Girlsruletheworld successfully around the Ladies Timber for their first time out this season! Next week it is onto Shawan Downs for the running of the Green Spring Valley Hounds Point to Point!

Fair Hill $250,000 Bond Bill

On Sat. March 11, legislators in both houses heard bond bills which would help fund improvements to the equestrian facilities at Fair Hill, which is owned and managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Senate Bill 708 and House Bill 977 would authorize the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $250,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to The National Steeplechase Foundation, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of the Fair Hill Race Course. If passed, NSF would be required to acquire matching funds. The improvements would benefit aspects used by a variety of equestrian organizations and would greatly enhance Maryland’s bid to be the second U.S. host of an FEI 4-star event. On Wednesday, March 14, Cecil Whig published an article about the hearing; click here to...

The 2017 Maryland Legislative Session enters final phase

Yesterday, March 20, 2017, the first official day of spring, was – in the Maryland legislature – also “Crossover Date.” Crossover date is a big deal! For a bill to pass and become law, it must be approved by both chambers. If a bill fails to “cross over,” it is most probably dead for this session. Please note the equivocation on that: “most probably.” As with every rule, there is an exception: a bill could still be resurrected via “Rules.” But for a bill sponsor to do that, he or she is using up a chit, so they will usually reserves those chits for something about which they are quite passionate and still has a good chance of passing. But yes, it is possible to resurrect a bill that appears to be dead, and give it new life. It’s springtime, right? The next important date is the 83rd day of session, when both Chambers must pass a budget bill: April 3, 2017. The final important date is “SINE DIE” – which is when the General Assembly adjourns, precisely 90 days after being called to order, which this year falls on April 10. Between now and April 10th, things will be crazy-hairy! Like following hounds in full cry, the last few weeks of session are an adrenalin rush unique to elected officials, lobbyists and...

Fair Hill $250,000 Bond Bill

On Sat. March 11, legislators in both houses heard bond bills which would help fund improvements to the equestrian facilities at Fair Hill, which is owned and managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Senate Bill 708 and House Bill 977 would authorize the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $250,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to The National Steeplechase Foundation, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of the Fair Hill Race Course. If passed, NSF would be required to acquire matching funds. The improvements would benefit aspects used by a variety of equestrian organizations and would greatly enhance Maryland’s bid to be the second U.S. host of an FEI 4-star event. On Wednesday, March 14, Cecil Whig published an article about the hearing; click here to...
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