Regulatory Guidance: Transportation of Agricultural Commodities including Livestock – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

"[T]ransporters of livestock and insects are not required to have an ELD at this time.  This statutory exemption was extended through December 7, 2018, by the continuing resolution and will remain in place until further notice. Drivers do not need to carry any documentation regarding this exemption. Regulatory Guidance: Transportation of Agricultural Commodities including Livestock Source: Regulatory Guidance:…

How will the United States Supreme Court Decision on state sports betting impact horse racing in Oklahoma?

Horse racing is a vibrant business in Oklahoma.  Will this new decision by the United States Supreme Court in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, which in the absence of federal legislation allows each state to directly regulate sports betting, present new opportunities for expansion? http://www.horsecouncil.org/press-release/supreme-court-opens-state-sports-betting-flood-gates-sen-hatch-offers-federal-framework/

For defenders and judges, comfort dogs in court do opposite | WTOP Could this practice cross over to mini horses?

While the majority of my practice is equine law, I do have several cases involving dogs so I find this article interesting.  Mini horses are increasingly being recognized as emotional support animals.  Could this practice cross over to minis in the courtroom too? Source: For defenders and judges, comfort dogs in court do opposite |…

Non-Business Related Transportation of Horses | Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Published Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) guidance provides an exception for the transportation of horses when the transportation in question is not business related (neither for compensation, nor where the driver is engaged in an underlying business related to the move). — Read on http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/hours-service/elds/non-business-related-transportation-horses

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Grants ELD 90-Day Waiver for Transportation of Agricultural Commodities

FMCSA has granted a 90-day waiver in the implementation of ELDs (electronic logging device) for the transportation of agricultural commodities which includes livestock such as horses.  The waiver was given in response to a waiver request by the National Pork Producers Council on behalf of eight other livestock transporters.  The new ELD implementation deadline is…