WSR 10-18-091

PROPOSED RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed September 1, 2010, 8:30 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 10-12-086.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-36-085 License and fingerprint fees.

Hearing Location(s): Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98002, on October 14, 2010, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: October 14, 2010.

Submit Written Comments to: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, e-mail dmoore@whrc.state.wa.us, fax (360) 459-6461, by October 11, 2010.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Sorby by October 11, 2010, TTY (360) 459-6462.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Raises the licensing fees approximately five percent to cover the cost of the licensing program as allowed in RCW 67.16.020(1).

Reasons Supporting Proposal: A cost increase is necessary to cover the increase in costs of the licensing program.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: [Horse racing commission], governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462; Implementation and Enforcement: Robert J. Lopez, 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.

September 1, 2010

Douglas L. Moore

Deputy Secretary

OTS-3615.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-21-014, filed 10/9/09, effective 11/9/09)

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


Apprentice jockey $((80.00)) 84.00
Assistant trainer $((38.00)) 40.00
Association employee -- management $((26.00)) 27.00
Association employee -- hourly/seasonal $((16.00)) 17.00
Association volunteer nonpaid No fee
Authorized agent $((26.00)) 27.00
Clocker $((26.00)) 27.00
Exercise rider $((80.00)) 84.00
Groom $((26.00)) 27.00
Honorary licensee $((16.00)) 17.00
Jockey agent $((80.00)) 84.00
Jockey $((80.00)) 84.00
Other $((26.00)) 27.00
Owner $((80.00)) 84.00
Pony rider $((80.00)) 84.00
Service employee $((26.00)) 27.00
Spouse groom $((26.00)) 27.00
Stable license $((49.00)) 51.00
Trainer $((80.00)) 84.00
Vendor $((122.00)) 128.00
Veterinarian $((122.00)) 128.00

The license fee for multiple licenses may not exceed $((122.00)) 128.00, 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 ($((80.00)) 84.00), exercise rider ($((80.00)) 84.00), and pony rider ($((80.00)) 84.00). The total license fee for these multiple licenses would only be $((122.00)) 128.00.

Example two - A person applies for the following licenses: Owner ($((80.00)) 84.00), trainer ($((80.00)) 84.00) and exercise rider ($((80.00)) 84.00). The total cost of the trainer and exercise rider license would be $((122.00)) 128.00. The cost of the owner license ($((80.00)) 84.00) would be added to the maximum cost of multiple licenses ($((122.00)) 128.00) for a total license fee of $((202.00)) 212.00.

Example three - A person applies for the following licenses: Owner ($((80.00)) 84.00), vendor ($((122.00)) 128.00), and exercise rider ($((80.00)) 84.00). The license fees for owner ($((80.00)) 84.00) and vendor ($((122.00)) 128.00) are both added to the license fee for exercise rider ($((80.00)) 84.00) for a total license fee of $((282.00)) 296.00.

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. 09-21-014, 260-36-085, filed 10/9/09, effective 11/9/09; 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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