WSR 05-05-045

PERMANENT RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed February 14, 2005, 10:21 a.m. , effective March 17, 2005 ]


Purpose: Establish a new section in chapter 260-72 WAC to address (1) the use of personal communications devices in the jockey's quarters, and while on horseback on the racing surface during live racing, and (2) the use of audible personal communication devices in the saddling enclosure of the paddock, the receiving barn and the test barn when horses are present.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-02-077 on January 5, 2005.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: February 10, 2005.

R. M. Leichner

Executive Secretary

OTS-7739.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 260-72-050   Use of personal communication devices on the grounds.   (1) The use of personal communication devices is not allowed by any licensee, except with prior approval or in the case of an emergency, in the jockey's quarters thirty minutes prior to the first live race and until the final live race on the card is official.

(2) No licensee shall use a personal communication device while on horseback on the racing surface, during live racing, except with permission of the board of stewards.

(3) The use of audible personal communication devices shall be prohibited in the saddling enclosure of the paddock, the receiving barn, and test barn when horses are present. These devices are permitted, but when carried in these areas these devices shall be turned off or set to a silent mode.

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office