WSR 13-04-046

PROPOSED RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed February 1, 2013, 8:19 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 12-22-081.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 260-34 WAC, Drug and alcohol testing of licensees.

Hearing Location(s): Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98002, on March 15, 2013, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: March 15, 2013.

Submit Written Comments to: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, e-mail doug.moore@whrc.state.wa.us, fax (360) 459-6461, by March 13, 2013.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Sorby by March 13, 2013, TTY (360) 459-6462.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To address the passage of I-502, this legalized marijuana. The Washington horse racing commission (WHRC) intends to prohibit the possession and use of marijuana in the stable area to protect the horses and ensure safety of the participants.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The possibility of cross-contamination with the horses will be eliminated and to ensure anyone working with the horses is not under the influence of any substances.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.

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

Name of Proponent: [WHRC], 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.

February 1, 2013

Douglas L. Moore

Deputy Secretary

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-07-064, filed 3/10/06, effective 4/10/06)

WAC 260-34-010   Primary purpose.   In order to protect the integrity of horse racing in the state of Washington, and to protect the safety of the public and all participants, the Washington horse racing commission intends to regulate the use of any illegal controlled substances, the use and possession of marijuana, and the use of alcohol by licensees at all race meets. This chapter shall be applicable to all licensees or applicants on the grounds of any racetrack during its licensed race meet.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 06-07-064, 260-34-010, filed 3/10/06, effective 4/10/06; 05-07-066, 260-34-010, filed 3/11/05, effective 4/11/05; 89-13-006 (Order 89-02), 260-34-010, filed 6/9/89; 88-09-033 (Order 88-02), 260-34-010, filed 4/15/88.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 11-07-030, filed 3/10/11, effective 4/10/11)

WAC 260-34-020   Drug and alcohol violations.   No licensee or applicant, while acting in an official capacity or participating directly in horse racing, will commit any of the following violations, while on the grounds of a licensed race track during its licensed race meet and periods of training:

(1) Be under the influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor and/or drugs, have an alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or higher, or have within their body any illegal controlled substance ((while on the grounds of any licensed race meet));

The alcohol concentration for persons on horseback may not be 0.02 percent or higher.

(2) Engage in the illegal sale or distribution of alcohol;

(3) Engage in the illegal sale or distribution of a controlled substance or possess an illegal controlled substance with intent to deliver;

(4) Possess an illegal controlled substance;

(5) Possess marijuana or be under the influence of or affected by marijuana, or have in their body any measurable concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC);

Possess any equipment, products or materials of any kind, which are used or intended for use in injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body marijuana;

(6) Possess on the grounds of any licensed race meet any equipment, products or materials of any kind which are used or intended for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, or concealing an illegal controlled substance, or any equipment, products or materials of any kind, which are used or intended for use in injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body an illegal controlled substance; or

(((6))) (7) Refuse to submit to blood, breath, oral fluids, and/or urine testing, when notified that such testing is conducted pursuant to the conditions of WAC 260-34-030.

Failure to provide a blood, breath, oral fluids, and/or urine sample when directed or intentional contamination of the sample by any person tested for the purpose of preventing accurate analysis of the sample, or other actions with intent to subvert the test, will be considered a refusal to submit to a test.

"Controlled substance" or "drug" as used in this chapter means any substance listed in chapter 69.50 RCW or legend drug as defined in chapter 69.41 RCW. The presence of a controlled substance or drug in any quantity measured by the testing instrument establishes the presence of that substance for the purpose of this section. The fact that a licensee or applicant is or has been entitled to use a drug under the laws of the state of Washington will not constitute a defense against a violation for being under the influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor and/or any drug.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020. 11-07-030, 260-34-020, filed 3/10/11, effective 4/10/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 09-03-009, 260-34-020, filed 1/8/09, effective 2/8/09; 07-07-008, 260-34-020, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07; 06-07-064, 260-34-020, filed 3/10/06, effective 4/10/06; 05-07-066, 260-34-020, filed 3/11/05, effective 4/11/05; 89-13-006 (Order 89-02), 260-34-020, filed 6/9/89; 88-09-033 (Order 88-02), 260-34-020, filed 4/15/88.]