WSR 08-02-013

PROPOSED RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed December 21, 2007, 8:20 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-22-059.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-28-200 Trainer -- Paddock duties.

Hearing Location(s): Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98002, on February 14, 2008, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: February 14, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Robert J. Lopez, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, e-mail rlopez@whrc.state.wa.us, fax (360) 459-6461, by February 5, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Sorby by February 5, 2008, TTY (360) 459-6462.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To amend WAC 260-28-200 no [to] not only require the trainer to have his horse at the paddock at the appointed time, but to also require the trainer to have his horse at the receiving barn at the appointed time.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: There is an expectation that races will begin at the set post time, not only for the local bettor in the stands, but for all the bettors outside the state of Washington who wager on our races. In order to ensure races begin on time, trainers must have their horses first at the receiving barn to be properly identified and then at the paddock to be saddled for the race.

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.

December 21, 2007

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-07-007, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07)

WAC 260-28-200   Trainer -- Paddock duties.   (1) A trainer must have his or her horse in the receiving barn or paddock at the time appointed.

(2) A trainer must attend his or her horse in the paddock, and must be present to saddle the horse, unless he/she has obtained the permission of a steward to send another licensed trainer as a substitute.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 07-07-007, 260-28-200, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07; Rules of racing, 282, 283, filed 4/21/61.]

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