Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-24-090.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-44-020 Minimum weights ((
Hearing Location(s): Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98002, on March 13, 2008, at 9:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: March 13, 2008.
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 7, 2008.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Sorby by March 7, 2008, TTY (360) 459-6462.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of amending WAC 260-44-020 is to eliminate the old unused table of weights and to also clarify the current language in this rule that weights for age are optional on the part of the trainer, not mandatory.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Clarifies this rule and eliminates unused language.
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 23, 2008
R. J. Lopez
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-07-035, filed 3/12/07, effective 4/12/07)
WAC 260-44-020 Minimum weights ((
following weights will be carried when weights are not a
condition of the race:
a Quarter . . . . . . . . . . . .
Half Miles . . . . . . . . . . . .
(2) In all races, except handicap races and races where
the conditions expressly state ((
to the contrary)) otherwise,
the individual authorized to enter a horse may declare the
following weight allowances: Two-year-old fillies (( are
allowed)) 3 lbs., and three-year-old and older fillies and
mares (( are allowed)) 5 lbs., before the 1st of September, and
3 lbs., thereafter.
(3) The racing secretary will establish the maximum weight for age in all races in the condition book. Weight allowances are optional and must be declared at time of entry.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 07-07-035, § 260-44-020, filed 3/12/07, effective 4/12/07; 06-07-063, § 260-44-020, filed 3/10/06, effective 4/10/06. Rules of racing, § 296, filed 4/21/61; Subsec. (4) amended, filed 3/11/65.]