WSR 09-21-014

PERMANENT RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed October 9, 2009, 10:34 a.m. , effective November 9, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: To amend WAC 260-36-085 to increase license fees to meet the requirements of RCW 67.16.020 and as authorized in ESHB 1244, which authorized the commission to raise license fees to meets [meet] its appropriation.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 260-36-085.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-17-027 on August 7, 2009.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Eliminated the proposed $1.00 increase in fingerprint fees.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: October 8, 2009.

R. J. Lopez

Executive Secretary

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-05-087, filed 2/15/08, effective 3/17/08)

WAC 260-36-085   License and fingerprint fees.   The following are the license fees for any person actively participating in racing activities:


Apprentice jockey $((76.00)) 80.00
Assistant trainer $((36.00)) 38.00
Association employee -- management $((25.00)) 26.00
Association employee -- hourly/seasonal $((15.00)) 16.00
Association volunteer nonpaid No fee
Authorized agent $((25.00)) 26.00
Clocker $((25.00)) 26.00
Exercise rider $((76.00)) 80.00
Groom $((25.00)) 26.00
Honorary licensee $((15.00)) 16.00
Jockey agent $((76.00)) 80.00
Jockey $((76.00)) 80.00
Other $((25.00)) 26.00
Owner $((76.00)) 80.00
Pony rider $((76.00)) 80.00
Service employee $((25.00)) 26.00
Spouse groom $((25.00)) 26.00
Stable license $((47.00)) 49.00
Trainer $((76.00)) 80.00
Vendor $((116.00)) 122.00
Veterinarian $((116.00)) 122.00

The license fee for multiple licenses may not exceed $((116.00)) 122.00, except persons applying for owner, veterinarian or vendor license must pay the license fee established for each of these licenses.

The following are examples of how this section applies:

Example one - A person applies for the following licenses: Trainer ($((76.00)) 80.00), exercise rider ($((76.00)) 80.00), and pony rider ($((76.00)) 80.00). The total license fee for these multiple licenses would only be $((116.00)) 122.00.

Example two - A person applies for the following licenses: Owner ($((76.00)) 80.00), trainer ($((76.00)) 80.00) and exercise rider ($((76.00)) 80.00). The total cost of the trainer and exercise rider license would be $((116.00)) 122.00. The cost of the owner license ($((76.00)) 80.00) would be added to the maximum cost of multiple licenses ($((116.00)) 122.00) for a total license fee of $((192.00)) 202.00.

Example three - A person applies for the following licenses: Owner ($((76.00)) 80.00), vendor ($((116.00)) 122.00), and exercise rider ($((76.00)) 80.00). The license fees for owner ($((76.00)) 80.00) and vendor ($((116.00)) 122.00) are both added to the license fee for exercise rider ($((76.00)) 80.00) for a total license fee of $((268.00)) 282.00.

In addition to the above fees, except for association volunteers (nonpaid) at Class C race meets, a $10.00 fee will be added to cover the costs of conducting a fingerprint-based background check. The background check fee will be assessed only once annually per person regardless of whether the person applies for more than one type of license in that year.

The commission will review license and fingerprint fees annually to determine if they need to be adjusted to comply with RCW 67.16.020.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 08-05-087, 260-36-085, filed 2/15/08, effective 3/17/08; 07-21-059, 260-36-085, filed 10/12/07, effective 11/12/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020. 07-01-054, 260-36-085, filed 12/14/06, effective 1/14/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 06-05-039, 260-36-085, filed 2/9/06, effective 3/12/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020. 04-24-019, 260-36-085, filed 11/22/04, effective 12/23/04.]

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