WSR 98-16-103



[Filed August 5, 1998, 11:29 a.m.]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 98-10-110.

Title of Rule: WAC 260-24-560 Horse identifier, adding language to rule to allow identification other than the paddock, with commission prior approval.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.040.

Summary: Adding language to existing rule to allow identification of horses entered into a race in another location other than the paddock, with commission prior approval.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Bruce Batson, Olympia, Washington, (360) 459-6462.

Name of Proponent: Washington Horse Racing Commission, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: To add language to existing rule to allow for the identification of horses entered into a race to be identified at a location other than the paddock with prior approval from the racing commission.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: WAC 260-24-560 Horse identifier, additional language.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The enactment above is not anticipated to affect more than twenty percent of all industries nor more than ten percent of any one industry as defined by section 2(3), chapter by [6], Laws of 1982. Therefore, a small business [economic] impact statement has not been prepared.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98001, on September 15, 1998, at 10:00 a.m.

Submit Written Comments to: Bruce Batson, Executive Secretary, Washington Horse Racing Commission, fax (360) 459-6461, by September 11, 1998.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 15, 1998.

August 5, 1998

Bruce Batson

Executive Secretary

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-01-145[, filed 12/19/97])

WAC 260-24-560  Horse identifier. The Horse identifier shall:

(1) When required, ensure the safekeeping of registration certificates and racing permits for horses stabled and/or racing on association grounds;

(2) Inspect documents of ownership, eligibility, registration or breeding necessary to ensure the proper identification of each horse scheduled to compete at a race meeting;

(3) Examine every starter in the paddock, or other designated location approved by the commission, for sex, color, markings and lip tattoo or other identification method approved by the appropriate breed registry and the commission for comparison with its registration certificate to verify the horse's identity; and

(4) Supervise the tattooing, branding or other method of identification approved by the appropriate breed registry and the commission for identification of any horse located on association grounds.

(5) The horse identifier shall report to the stewards any horse not properly identified or whose registration certificate is not in conformity with these rules.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.040. 98-01-145, 260-24-560, filed 12/19/97, effective 1/19/98.]

Reviser's note: The bracketed material preceding the section above was supplied by the code reviser's office.

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