WSR 00-06-071

PERMANENT RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed March 1, 2000, 8:50 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: January 26, 2000.

Purpose: Amending whip requirements.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 260-44-070 Weighing out -- Bridal, whip, maximum weights and measurements.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-01-135 on December 20, 1999.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Change maximum weight of whip from on-half pound to one pound.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

February 29, 2000

Bruce Batson

Executive Secretary


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Rules of racing, filed 4/21/61)

WAC 260-44-070
Weighing out -- Bridle, whip, maximum weights and measurements.

(1) No bridle shall exceed two pounds in weight.((, and no whip (or substitute for a whip) shall exceed one pound in weight, unless approved by the stewards.))

(2) Whips, shall have closed poppers, with its maximum length being four inches and minimum width of one and one quarter inches. Three rows of one inch feathers made of leather or other approved materials approved by the stewards with a maximum length not to exceed thirty one inches, (including popper). The maximum weight shall not exceed one pound.

[Rules of racing, 303, filed 4/21/61.]

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