WSR 04-19-046

PERMANENT RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed September 13, 2004, 4:07 p.m. , effective October 14, 2004 ]


Purpose: To amend WAC 260-14-050 to prohibit any employee or commissioner from having any ownership interest in any horse running in any race under the jurisdiction of the commission.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 260-14-050 Ownership interest in racehorses.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-16-035 on July 27, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: September 9, 2004.

R. M. Leichner

Executive Secretary

OTS-7326.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 75.2, filed 4/17/75)

WAC 260-14-050   Ownership interests in race horses.   (1) No regulatory employee or employee shall have any ownership interest in any race horse running at any race meet ((at which he is employed)) under the jurisdiction of the commission.

(2) ((No employee of the commission, except temporary clerks, shall have any ownership interest in any race horse running at any track under jurisdiction of the commission except as provided by subparagraph (3) hereof.

(3) An employee may retain an interest in a horse as lessor, or an option to purchase or repurchase a horse only under the following conditions:

(a) An affidavit containing:

(i) The name of the horse or horses in which the employee has retained an interest is filed with the commission;

(ii) The nature of the interest retained is disclosed in said affidavit. (i.e., lessor, option, etc.); and

(iii) The nature of the retained interest is such that no purse money or owner's bonuses earned in the state of Washington shall redound directly or indirectly to such employee.

(4))) No commissioner shall have any ownership interest in any race horse running at any race meet under the jurisdiction of the commission ((unless he discloses such interest in an affidavit filed with the commission.

(5) Copies of affidavits filed hereunder shall be maintained in a separate file in the offices of the commission in Olympia, Washington, and shall be open and available for public inspection during regular office hours of said commission)).

[Order 75.2, 260-14-050, filed 4/17/75; Order 73.3, 260-14-050, filed 6/28/73.]

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