WSR 11-18-064

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed September 2, 2011, 8:43 a.m. , effective October 3, 2011 ]


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

Purpose: This permanent rule is being adopted to be consistent with the Washington horse racing commission's permanent rule adopted as proposed on August 12, 2011, to permit discounted short-duration license fees at Class A, B, and C racing associations. Class A and B associations' short-duration licenses will be for three thirty-day periods while Class C associations' licenses will allow three seven-day periods. The industrial insurance premiums for Classes A and B will be 33.3 percent of the full annual license fee; the premiums for Class C will be twenty percent of the annual license fee. This rule making follows an emergency rule filed by the department on June 21, 2011, (WSR 11-13-101).

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 296-17A-6614, 296-17A-6615, 296-17A-6616, 296-17A-6617, 296-17A-6622, and 296-17A-6623.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-14-099 on July 5, 2011.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 6, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 6, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 6, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: September 2, 2011.

Judy Schurke

Director

OTS-3975.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-24-045, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 296-17A-6614   Classification 6614.  


6614-00 Parimutuel horse racing: All employees, except grooms and exercise riders N.O.C. - major tracks

(to be assigned only by the horse racing underwriter)

Applies to licensed employees of licensed horse trainers at a major parimutuel horse racing track such as Emerald Downs in Auburn. This classification applies to on and off track employees such as assistant trainers and pony riders. Coverage provided in this classification is funded by premiums collected at the time of licensing and is valid from the time of licensing through the end of the calendar year. Trainers premiums are collected on a per license basis.

This classification excludes the following employees:

(1) Licensed grooms working at major tracks are reported separately in classification 6615;

(2) Licensed assistant trainers and pony riders working at a nonprofit track are reported separately in classification 6616;

(3) Licensed exercise riders working at a major track are reported separately in classification 6622;

(4) Licensed exercise riders at a nonprofit track are reported separately in classification 6623; and

(5) Unlicensed employees who work on a farm or ranch are reported in classification 7302.

Special note: All employees whether working at a major track or employed off track must be licensed by the Washington state horse racing commission to be covered under this section.


6614-30 Temporary parimutuel horse racing: All employees, except grooms and exercise riders N.O.C. - major tracks: Temporary thirty-day license.

(to be assigned only by the horse racing underwriter)

Applies to licensed employees of licensed horse trainers at a major parimutuel horse racing track such as Emerald Downs in Auburn. This classification applies to on and off track employees such as assistant trainers and pony riders. Coverage provided in this classification is funded by premiums collected at the time of licensing and is valid from the time of licensing for thirty days. Temporary trainers premiums are collected on a per license basis for thirty days.

This classification excludes the following employees:

(1) Temporary licensed grooms working at major tracks are reported separately in classification 6615-30;

(2) Temporary licensed exercise riders at a major track are reported separately in classification 6622-30; and

(3) Unlicensed employees who work on a farm or ranch are reported in classification 7302.

Special note: All employees whether working at a major track or employed off track must be licensed by the Washington state horse racing commission to be covered under this section.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, and 2007 c 324. 07-24-045, 296-17A-6614, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08. 07-01-014, recodified as 296-17A-6614, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. 06-23-092, 296-17-73105, filed 11/14/06, effective 1/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-73105, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1). 89-16-001 (Order 89-07), 296-17-73105, filed 7/20/89, effective 8/20/89.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-24-045, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 296-17A-6615   Classification 6615.  


6615-00 Parimutuel horse racing: Grooms - major tracks

(to be assigned only by the horse racing underwriter)

Applies to licensed grooms performing services for licensed horse trainers at a major parimutuel horse racing track such as Emerald Downs in Auburn. This classification includes all on or off track duties of a licensed groom such as, but not limited to, cleaning or mucking horses stalls, feeding, and bathing the horses. For workers' compensation purposes, a groom is considered to be an employee of the trainer when the groom is hired by the trainer or when the trainer notifies the commission of the trainer's intent to hire the groom. Coverage provided in this classification is funded by the premiums collected from the trainer at the time of licensing and is valid from the time of licensing through the end of the calendar year.

This classification excludes the following:

(1) Licensed grooms working at a nonprofit track are reported separately in classification 6617;

(2) Licensed assistant trainers and pony riders working at major tracks are to be reported separately in classification 6614;

(3) Licensed assistant trainers and pony riders working at nonprofit tracks are reported separately in classification 6616;

(4) Licensed exercise riders working at a major track are reported separately in classification 6622;

(5) Licensed exercise riders working at a nonprofit track are reported separately in classification 6623;

(6) Unlicensed employees who work on a farm or ranch are reported separately in classification 7302.

Special note: All grooms whether working at a major track or employed off track must be licensed by the Washington state horse racing commission to be covered under this section.


6615-30 Temporary parimutuel horse racing: Grooms - major tracks: Temporary thirty-day license.

(to be assigned only by the horse racing underwriter)

Applies to licensed grooms performing services for licensed horse trainers at a major parimutuel horse racing track such as Emerald Downs in Auburn. This classification includes all on or off track duties of a licensed groom such as, but not limited to, cleaning or mucking horse stalls, feeding, and bathing the horses. For workers' compensation purposes, a groom is considered to be an employee of the trainer when the groom is hired by the trainer or when the trainer notifies the commission of the trainer's intent to hire the groom. Coverage provided in this classification is funded by the premiums collected from the trainer at the time of licensing and is valid from the time of licensing for thirty days.

This classification excludes the following:

(1) Licensed assistant trainers and pony riders working at major tracks are to be reported separately in classification 6614-30;

(2) Licensed exercise riders working at a major track are reported separately in classification 6622-30;

(3) Unlicensed employees who work on a farm or ranch are reported separately in classification 7302.

Special note: All grooms whether working at a major track or employed off track must be licensed by the Washington state horse racing commission to be covered under this section.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, and 2007 c 324. 07-24-045, 296-17A-6615, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08. 07-01-014, recodified as 296-17A-6615, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-73106, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1). 89-16-001 (Order 89-07), 296-17-73106, filed 7/20/89, effective 8/20/89.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-24-045, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 296-17A-6616   Classification 6616.  


6616-00 Parimutuel horse racing: All employees except grooms and exercise riders, N.O.C. - nonprofit tracks

(to be assigned only by the horse racing underwriter)

Applies to licensed employees of licensed horse trainers at a nonprofit track. This classification applies to on or off track employees such as assistant trainers and pony riders. Coverage provided in this classification is funded by premiums collected at the time of licensing and is valid from the time of licensing through the end of the calendar year. Trainer's premiums are collected on a per license basis.

This classification excludes the following:

((1.)) (1) Licensed assistant trainers and pony riders working at a major track are reported separately in classification 6614;

((2.)) (2) Licensed grooms working at a major track are reported separately in classification 6615;

((3.)) (3) Licensed grooms working at a nonprofit track are reported separately in classification 6617;

((4.)) (4) Licensed exercise riders working at a major track are reported in classification 6622;

((5.)) (5) Licensed exercise riders at a nonprofit track are reported in classification 6623;

((6.)) (6) Unlicensed employees who work on a farm or ranch are reported separately in classification 7302.

Special note: All employees whether working at a nonprofit track or employed off track must be licensed by the Washington state horse racing commission to be covered under this section.


6616-07 Temporary parimutuel horse racing: All employees except grooms and exercise riders, N.O.C. - nonprofit tracks: Temporary seven-day license.

(to be assigned only by the horse racing underwriter)

Applies to licensed employees of licensed horse trainers at a nonprofit track. This classification applies to on or off track employees such as assistant trainers and pony riders. Coverage provided in this classification is funded by premiums collected at the time of licensing and is valid from the time of licensing for seven days. Temporary trainer's premiums are collected on a per license basis for seven days.

This classification excludes the following:

(1) Licensed grooms working at a nonprofit track are reported separately in classification 6617-07;

(2) Temporary licensed exercise riders at a nonprofit track are reported in classification 6623-07;

(3) Unlicensed employees who work on a farm or ranch are reported separately in classification 7302.

Special note: All employees whether working at a nonprofit track or employed off track must be licensed by the Washington state horse racing commission to be covered under this section.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, and 2007 c 324. 07-24-045, 296-17A-6616, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08. 07-01-014, recodified as 296-17A-6616, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. 06-23-092, 296-17-73107, filed 11/14/06, effective 1/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-73107, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1). 89-16-001 (Order 89-07), 296-17-73107, filed 7/20/89, effective 8/20/89.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-24-045, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 296-17A-6617   Classification 6617.  


6617-00 Parimutuel horse racing: Grooms - nonprofit tracks

(to be assigned only by the horse racing underwriter)

Applies to licensed grooms performing services for licensed horse trainers at a nonprofit track. This classification includes all on or off track duties of a licensed groom such as, but not limited to, cleaning or mucking horse stalls, feeding, and bathing the horses. For workers' compensation purposes, a groom is considered to be an employee of the trainer when the groom is hired by the trainer or when the trainer notifies the commission of the trainer's intent to hire the groom. Coverage provided in this classification is funded by the premiums collected from the trainer at the time of licensing and is valid from the time of licensing through the end of the calendar year.

This classification excludes the following:

(1) Licensed grooms working at a major track are reported separately in classification 6615;

(2) Licensed assistant trainers and pony riders working at major tracks are reported separately in classification 6614;

(3) Licensed assistant trainers and pony riders working at nonprofit tracks are reported separately in classification 6616;

(4) Licensed exercise riders working at a major track are reported separately in classification 6622;

(5) Licensed exercise riders working at a nonprofit track are reported separately in classification 6623; and

(6) Unlicensed employees who work on a farm or ranch are reported separately in classification 7302.

Special note: All grooms whether working at a nonprofit track or employed off track must be licensed by the Washington state horse racing commission to be covered by this section.


6617-07 Temporary parimutuel horse racing: Grooms - nonprofit tracks: Temporary seven-day license.

(to be assigned only by the horse racing underwriter)

Applies to licensed grooms performing services for licensed horse trainers at a nonprofit track. This classification includes all on or off track duties of a licensed groom such as, but not limited to, cleaning or mucking horse stalls, feeding, and bathing the horses. For workers' compensation purposes, a groom is considered to be an employee of the trainer when the groom is hired by the trainer or when the trainer notifies the commission of the trainer's intent to hire the groom. Coverage provided in this classification is funded by the premiums collected from the trainer at the time of licensing and is valid from the time of licensing for seven days.

This classification excludes the following:

(1) Temporary licensed assistant trainers and pony riders working at nonprofit tracks are reported separately in classification 6616-07;

(2) Temporary licensed exercise riders working at a nonprofit track are reported separately in classification 6623-07; and

(3) Unlicensed employees who work on a farm or ranch are reported separately in classification 7302.

Special note: All grooms whether working at a nonprofit track or employed off track must be licensed by the Washington state horse racing commission to be covered by this section.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, and 2007 c 324. 07-24-045, 296-17A-6617, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08. 07-01-014, recodified as 296-17A-6617, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-73108, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1). 89-16-001 (Order 89-07), 296-17-73108, filed 7/20/89, effective 8/20/89.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-24-045, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 296-17A-6622   Classification 6622.  


6622-00 Parimutuel horse racing: Exercise riders - major tracks

(to be assigned only by the horse racing underwriter)

Applies to licensed exercise riders of licensed horse trainers at a major parimutuel horse racing track such as Emerald Downs. This classification applies to on and off track employment of licensed exercise riders. Jockeys are considered exercise riders when validly licensed as exercise riders and performing exercise rider duties while employed by a licensed trainer. Coverage provided in this classification is funded by premiums collected at the time of licensing and is valid from the time of licensing through the end of the calendar year. Trainers' premiums are collected on a per license basis.

This classification excludes the following:

(1) Licensed grooms at major tracks are reported separately in classification 6615;

(2) Licensed grooms working at nonprofit tracks are reported separately in 6617;

(3) Licensed assistant trainers and pony riders working at a major track are reported separately in classification 6614;

(4) Licensed assistant trainers and pony riders working at a nonprofit track are reported separately in 6616;

(5) Licensed exercise riders at a nonprofit track are reported separately in 6623; and

(6) Unlicensed employees who work on a farm or ranch are reported separately in classification 7302.

Special note: All exercise riders whether working at a major track or employed off track must be licensed by the Washington state horse racing commission to be covered by this section.


6622-30 Temporary parimutuel horse racing: Exercise riders - major tracks: Temporary thirty-day license.

(to be assigned only by the horse racing underwriter)

Applies to licensed exercise riders of licensed horse trainers at a major parimutuel horse racing track such as Emerald Downs. This classification applies to on and off track employment of licensed exercise riders. Jockeys are considered exercise riders when validly licensed as exercise riders and performing exercise rider duties while employed by a licensed trainer. Coverage provided in this classification is funded by premiums collected at the time of licensing and is valid from the time of licensing for thirty days. Temporary trainers' premiums are collected on a per license basis for thirty days.

This classification excludes the following:

(1) Temporary licensed grooms at major tracks are reported separately in classification 6615-30;

(2) Temporary licensed assistant trainers and pony riders working at a major track are reported separately in classification 6614-30;

(3) Unlicensed employees who work on a farm or ranch are reported separately in classification 7302.

Special note: All exercise riders whether working at a major track or employed off track must be licensed by the Washington state horse racing commission to be covered by this section.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, and 2007 c 324. 07-24-045, 296-17A-6622, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08. 07-01-014, recodified as 296-17A-6622, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. 06-23-092, 296-17-73201, filed 11/14/06, effective 1/1/07.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-24-045, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 296-17A-6623   Classification 6623.  


6623-00 Parimutuel horse racing: Exercise riders - nonprofit tracks

(to be assigned only by the horse racing underwriter)

Applies to licensed exercise riders of licensed horse trainers at a nonprofit track. This classification applies to on or off track employment of exercise riders. Jockeys will be considered exercise riders when validly licensed as exercise riders and performing exercise rider duties while employed by a licensed trainer. Coverage provided in this classification is funded by premiums collected at the time of licensing and is valid from the time of licensing through the end of the calendar year. Trainer premiums are collected on a per license basis.

This classification excludes the following:

(1) Licensed assistant trainers and pony riders working at a major track are reported separately in classification 6614;

(2) Licensed assistant trainers and pony riders working at a nonprofit track are reported separately in 6616;

(3) Licensed grooms working at a major track are reported separately in classification 6615;

(4) Licensed grooms working at a nonprofit track are reported separately in classification 6617;

(5) Licensed exercise riders working at a major track are reported separately in 6622; and

(6) Unlicensed employees who work on a farm or ranch are reported separately in classification 7302.

Special note: All exercise riders whether working at a nonprofit track or employed off track must be licensed by the Washington state horse racing commission to be covered by this section.


6623-07 Temporary parimutuel horse racing: Exercise riders - nonprofit tracks: Temporary seven-day license.

(to be assigned only by the horse racing underwriter)

Applies to licensed exercise riders of licensed horse trainers at a nonprofit track. This classification applies to on or off track employment of exercise riders. Jockeys will be considered exercise riders when validly licensed as exercise riders and performing exercise rider duties while employed by a licensed trainer. Coverage provided in this classification is funded by premiums collected at the time of licensing and is valid from the time of licensing for seven days. Temporary trainer premiums are collected on a per license basis for seven days.

This classification excludes the following:

(1) Licensed assistant trainers and pony riders working at a nonprofit track are reported separately in 6616-07;

(2) Temporary licensed grooms working at a nonprofit track are reported separately in classification 6617-07;

(3) Unlicensed employees who work on a farm or ranch are reported separately in classification 7302.

Special note: All exercise riders whether working at a nonprofit track or employed off track must be licensed by the Washington state horse racing commission to be covered by this section.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, and 2007 c 324. 07-24-045, 296-17A-6623, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08. 07-01-014, recodified as 296-17A-6623, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. 06-23-092, 296-17-73203, filed 11/14/06, effective 1/1/07.]

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