Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Gives the board of stewards the authority to grant licenses to applicants with certain felony convictions.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 260-36-120 Denial, suspension, and revocation -- Grounds.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-23-121 on November 21, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: January 13, 2012.
Douglas L. Moore
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-07-048, filed 3/11/10, effective 4/11/10)
WAC 260-36-120 Denial, suspension, and revocation -- Grounds. (1) The commission ((
or its designee)),
executive secretary, or board of stewards may refuse to issue
or may deny a license to an applicant, may modify or place
conditions upon a license, may suspend or revoke a license
issued, may order disciplinary measures, or may ban a person
from all facilities under the commission's jurisdiction, if
the applicant licensee, or other person:
(a) Has been convicted of ((
violating any law regarding
gambling or a controlled substance)) any felony or gross
(b) Is subject of current prosecution of any felony crime;
(c) Has any felony conviction under appeal;
(b))) (d) Has pending criminal charges;
(c))) (e) Has failed to meet the minimum qualifications
required for the license for which they are applying;
(d))) (f) Has failed to disclose or states falsely any
information required in the application;
(e))) (g) Has been found in violation of statutes or
rules governing racing in this state or other jurisdictions;
(f))) (h) Has a proceeding pending to determine whether
the applicant or licensee has violated the rules of racing in
this state or other racing jurisdiction;
(g))) (i) Has been or is currently excluded from a
racetrack at which parimutuel wagering on horse racing is
conducted by a recognized racing jurisdiction;
(h))) (j) Has had a license denied by any racing
(i))) (k) Is a person whose conduct or reputation may
adversely reflect on the honesty and integrity of horse racing
or who may interfere or has interfered with the orderly
conduct of a race meeting;
(j))) (l) Demonstrates financial irresponsibility by
accumulating unpaid obligations, defaulting in obligations or
issuing drafts or checks that are dishonored or payment
(k))) (m) Has violated any of the alcohol or substance
abuse provisions outlined in chapter 260-34 WAC;
(l))) (n) Has violated any of the provisions of chapter 67.16 RCW;
(m))) (o) Has violated any provisions of TITLE 260 WAC;
(n))) (p) Has association with persons of known
disreputable character; or
(o))) (q) Has not established the necessary skills or
expertise to be qualified for a license as required by WAC 260-36-060.
(2) The commission, executive secretary or ((
designee)) board of stewards must deny the application for
license or suspend or revoke an existing license if the
applicant or licensee:
(a) Has been convicted of any felony crime against a
person. "Crime against a person" means a conviction for any
offense enumerated in chapters 9A.32, 9A.36, 9A.40, 9A.42, and
9A.44 RCW, or an offense which would constitute an offense
enumerated in those chapters if committed in Washington state;
(b) Has been convicted of any felony drug crime involving the possession or use of any drug as defined in chapter 69.41 RCW or any controlled substance as defined in chapter 69.50 RCW within the past three years;
(c) Has been convicted of any other felony drug crime as defined in chapter 69.41 RCW or felony crime involving a controlled substance as defined in chapter 69.50 RCW, or a felony drug crime which would constitute an offense enumerated in those chapters if committed in Washington state;
(d) Has been convicted of any other felony crime within the past ten years. Other felony crime includes any felony conviction not listed in (a), (b), and (c) of this subsection. This also includes an offense committed in another jurisdiction, which would constitute a felony if committed in Washington state;
(e) Has five or more convictions for gross misdemeanors within the last three years, as classified by the laws of the state of Washington or the laws of the jurisdiction in which the conviction occurred;
(f) Is subject to current prosecution for any felony crime;
(g) Has any felony conviction under appeal;
(h) Is currently suspended or revoked in Washington or by another recognized racing jurisdiction;
(i))) (a) Is certified under RCW 74.20A.320 by the
department of social and health services as a person who is
not in compliance with a support order; ((
(j))) (b) Has any outstanding arrest warrants((
(3) In considering a challenge of a decision denying or revoking a license pursuant to subsection (2) of this section, the commission may only reverse the denial or revocation on a showing by the appellant of mitigating information and that the best interests of horse racing would not be compromised by granting or reinstating a license.
(c) Is currently suspended or revoked in Washington or by another recognized racing jurisdiction.
(3) A license suspension or revocation will be reported in writing to the applicant or licensee and electronically to the Association of Racing Commissioners International, Inc.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.17.020. 10-07-048, § 260-36-120, filed 3/11/10, effective 4/11/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020. 07-01-052, § 260-36-120, filed 12/14/06, effective 1/14/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 06-05-039, § 260-36-120, filed 2/9/06, effective 3/12/06; 05-05-047, § 260-36-120, filed 2/14/05, effective 3/17/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020. 04-07-075, § 260-36-120, filed 3/15/04, effective 4/15/04. Rules of racing, § 347, filed 4/21/61; sub. (2) added as rule § 347(a), filed 1/21/64.]