WSR 04-24-079

EXPEDITED RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed November 30, 2004, 4:58 p.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-36-085 License and fingerprint fees.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Robert M. Leichner, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98507-5578 , AND RECEIVED BY January 29, 2005.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The current rule, WAC 260-36-085, provides that "persons obtaining more than one type of license in a calendar year, excluding individuals applying for an owner and trainer license, shall not be assessed a license fee over $100,000." The commission intends to remove "trainer" license in this section and add "stable and vendor" license. The effect would be that persons obtaining more than one type of license in a calendar year, excluding individuals applying for an owner, vendor or stable license, shall not be assessed a license fee over $100.00.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: There are a number of trainers who, while participating in horse racing, obtain additional license types during the racing season. The $100 cap was intended to provide financial relief to those participants less able to pay the full license fee when obtaining multiple licenses. The commission intends to include trainers with the other types of licenses covered by the $100 cap and exclude licenses for owners, vendors and stables.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.

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

Name of Proponent: Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association, private.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Robert J. Lopez, 6462 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 9856-5578 [98506-5578], (360) 459-6462; Implementation and Enforcement: Robert M. Leichner, 6462 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 9856-5578 [98506-5578], (360) 459-6462.

November 30, 2004

R. J. Lopez

Administrative Services Manager


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-24-019, filed 11/22/04)

WAC 260-36-085   License and fingerprint fees.   The following are the annual license fees for any person actively participating in racing activities:


Apprentice jockey $66.00
Assistant trainer $31.00
Association employee -- management $21.00
Association employee -- hourly/seasonal $11.00
Association employee -- volunteer nonpaid No fee
Authorized agent $21.00
Clocker $21.00
Exercise person $66.00
Groom $21.00
Honorary licensee $11.00
Jockey agent $66.00
Jockey $66.00
Other $21.00
Owner $66.00
Pony person $66.00
Prospective owner $66.00
Service employee $21.00
Spouse groom $21.00
Stable license $41.00
Trainer $66.00
Vendor $101.00
Veterinarian $101.00

Persons obtaining more than one type of license in a calendar year, excluding individuals applying for an owner ((and trainer)), vendor or stable license, shall not be assessed a license fee over $100.00.

In addition to the above fees, a $10.00 fee will be added to cover the costs of conducting a fingerprint-based background check. The background check fee will be assessed only once annually regardless of the number of different types of licenses an individual possesses.

The commission shall review license and fingerprint fees annually to determine if they need to be adjusted to comply with RCW 67.16.020.

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