HORSE RACING COMMISSION
[Filed November 28, 2018, 11:09 a.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 18-17-056.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-44-010 Equipment changes.
Hearing Location(s): On January 11, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., at the Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98002.
Date of Intended Adoption: January 11, 2019.
Submit Written Comments to: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516, email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 360-549-6461, by January 3, 2019.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Brown, phone 360-459-6462, fax 360-459-6461, email email@example.com, by January 3, 2019.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To correct a terminology error discovered regarding the change from the use of "whip" to "crop."
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Ensure the same terminology is used consistently within the WAC.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516, 360-459-6462.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328
The proposed rule does not impose more-than-minor costs on businesses. Following is a summary of the agency's analysis showing how costs were calculated. Not business related.
November 28, 2018
Douglas L. Moore
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 13-03-060, filed 1/11/13, effective 2/11/13)
WAC 260-44-010Equipment changes.
(1) Permission to change any equipment from that which a horse carried in its previous race must be obtained from the stewards.
(2) Permission for a horse to add or remove blinkers or cheek pieces must be approved by the starter before being granted by the stewards.
(3) A trainer may tie down a horse's tongue but only with materials that are not dangerous or likely to cause injury to the horse. An official veterinarian will decide any question about the appropriateness of the material used for a tongue-tie. The stewards may monitor the use of tongue-ties.
(4) ((Whips))Riding crops will be considered standard equipment in all horse races, unless declared at time of entry.