(a) If the commission finds that the financial responsibility, experience, character and general fitness of the applicant are such that the participation of such person will be consistent with the public interest, convenience or necessity and with the best interests of racing generally in conformity with the purposes of the law, the commission shall grant a license. In this connection, the commission may establish criteria to be met concerning specific license occupations as a condition for licensing. If the commission finds that the applicant fails to meet any of said conditions, the commission shall not grant such license and the commission shall notify the applicant of the denial.
(b) In order to maintain a current license, trainers and assistant trainers must complete at least four hours per calendar year of continuing education courses approved by the commission. Trainers and assistant trainers who are not domiciled in New York and have 12 or fewer starts during the previous 12 months may request a waiver of this requirement from the State steward.
Sec. added by renum. 3.8, Title 19, filed Sept. 5, 1974; amd. filed Nov. 4, 1983 eff. Jan. 1, 1984; emergency rulemaking eff. July 9, 2013, expired; amd. filed Sept. 10, 2013 eff. Sept. 25, 2013; amd. filed Dec. 13, 2016 eff. Dec. 28, 2016.