Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-23-173.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 260-80 WAC, Corrupt and prohibited practices.
Hearing Location(s): Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98001, on March 9, 2006, at 9:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: March 9, 2006.
Submit Written Comments to: Robert J. Lopez, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (360) 459-6461, by March 6, 2006.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Sorby by March 6, 2006, TTY (360) 459-6462.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: As part of the agency's regulatory reform effort the Washington horse racing commission is amending four sections, repealing three sections and adding one new section to this chapter. There are no substantial changes to the four amended sections. The amendments clarify current practices and eliminate confusing and unclear language. The new section, WAC 260-80-150, is intended to prohibit the mistreatment of any horse on the grounds of a license racing association.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Complies with the governor's executive order on regulatory reform.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Washington horse racing commission, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Robert J. Lopez, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462; Implementation and Enforcement: Robert M. Leichner, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.
January 13, 2006
R. M. Leichner
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Rules of racing, filed 4/21/61)
WAC 260-80-020 Accepting bribe. No ((
racing official or
his assistant, no owner, trainer, jockey, agent, no person
having charge of or access to any race horse, nor any other))
person shall accept or offer to accept on his own behalf or on
behalf of another, any bribe, gift or gratuity in any form to
influence the result of a race or which would tend to do so.
[Rules of racing, § 66, filed 4/21/61.]
[Rules of racing, § 69, filed 4/21/61.]
Any person aiding or abetting in the use or possession of, or soliciting or inducing the use or possession of such a device or appliance shall be subject to the same penalties as the penalty for possession or use.
[Order 6, § 260-80-100, filed 12/3/70; Rules of racing, § 74, filed 4/21/61.]
[Rules of racing, § 75, filed 4/21/61.]
The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
|WAC 260-80-090||Bar plates.|
|WAC 260-80-120||Paying fine of jockey.|