Maine Revised Statutes

§263-C. Executive director


The chief operating officer of the State Harness Racing Commission is the executive director. [1999, c. 790, Pt. A, §8 (RAL).]

1. Position.  The executive director is a classified position within the department.
[ 2003, c. 401, §2 (AMD) .]
2. Appointment.  The commissioner shall appoint an executive director with the approval of the commission. The executive director is the principal administrative, operational and executive employee of the commission.
[ 2003, c. 401, §3 (RPR) .]
3. Qualifications.  The executive director must have knowledge of harness racing and a proven record of leadership.
[ 1999, c. 790, Pt. A, §8 (RAL) .]
4. Duties.  The executive director has the following duties:
A. Management of the work of the commission, including:
(1) Rulemaking;
(2) Processing appeals;
(3) Licensing of tracks and off-track betting facilities;
(4) Setting race dates;
(5) Making reports to the Governor and Legislature and recommendations to the commissioner regarding harness racing and off-track betting operations and the need for changes in statutes and rules; and
(6) Presenting evidence in adjudicatory hearings before the commission regarding alleged violations of this chapter or rules adopted in accordance with this chapter; and [2007, c. 611, §4 (AMD).]
B. Management of the work of the department regarding harness racing and off-track betting, including:
(1) Supervision of all staff involved in harness racing and off-track betting functions;
(2) Management of the collection and distribution of revenues under this chapter;
(3) Budget development and management;
(4) Policy development with regard to harness racing and off-track betting;
(5) Management of participant licensing;
(6) Enforcement of harness racing and off-track betting statutes and rules;
(7) Investigation of harness racing and off-track betting violations; and
(8) Facilitating the development of positive working relationships in the harness racing industry and State Government. [2003, c. 687, Pt. B, §11 (AFF); 2003, c. 687, Pt. B, §2 (RPR).]
[ 2007, c. 611, §4 (AMD) .]
1999, c. 790, §A8 (RAL). IB 2003, c. 1, §2 (AMD). 2003, c. 401, §§2-4 (AMD). 2003, c. 687, §B2 (AMD). 2003, c. 687, §B11 (AFF). 2007, c. 611, §4 (AMD).