WSR 10-07-047

PERMANENT RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed March 11, 2010, 2:22 p.m. , effective April 11, 2010 ]


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

Purpose: Language is added to clarify the process for upgrading labor and industries premiums from Class C facilities to Class A or B tracks.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 260-28-235.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-03-059 on January 15, 2010.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 11, 2010.

Douglas L. Moore

Deputy Secretary

OTS-2924.1


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

WAC 260-28-235   Trainer -- Duty to provide employees financial relief from injury.   At the time of submitting a license application, or when required by other rule, all trainers must pay the industrial insurance premium assessment required by RCW 67.16.300 and 51.16.210 for each person in their employment. The industrial insurance premiums will be based on the type of race meet the trainer is licensed to participate at and the applicable sections in chapter 260-36 WAC.

(1) Trainers who are licensed at a Class A or B race meet must pay the industrial insurance premiums established by the department of labor and industries for parimutuel horse racing at major tracks.

(2) Trainers who are licensed at a Class C race meet will pay the industrial insurance premiums established by the department of labor and industries for parimutuel horse racing for nonprofit tracks.

(3)(a) If a trainer who is licensed at a Class A or B race meet wishes to run a horse(s) at a Class C race meet during the same calendar year, the trainer from the Class A or B race meet is not required to pay any additional industrial insurance premiums to participate at a Class C race meet unless the trainer adds a groom slot or an assistant trainer, or starts different horses or adds more horses in training than they had at the Class A or B race meet. Should a trainer increase the number of employees or different horses started or in training, the trainer must pay the additional industrial insurance premiums for the Class C race meet.

(b) If a trainer who is licensed at a Class C race meet wishes to run a horse(s) at a Class A or B race meet during the same calendar year, the trainer from the Class C race meet must first pay the difference in industrial insurance premiums between what he/she has paid at the Class C race meet and the industrial insurance premiums due at the Class A or B race meet.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 07-07-007, 260-28-235, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07; Rules of racing, 425, filed 5/4/66.]

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