WSR 06-05-074

PROPOSED RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed February 14, 2006, 7:29 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-01-018.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-75-030 Satellite locations.

Hearing Location(s): Red Lion Inn, Columbia Center, 1101 North Columbia Center Boulevard, Kennewick, WA 99336, on April 7, 2006, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 7, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: Robert J. Lopez, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, e-mail rlopez@whrc.state.wa.us, fax (360) 459-6461, by April 3, 2006.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Sorby by April 3, 2006, TTY (360) 459-6462.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Amends WAC 260-75-030 by eliminating "periodic" inspections in favor of requiring each location to be open for inspection without advanced warning.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Provides the commission greater flexibility to meet its obligation to regulate horse racing in Washington.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.

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

Name of Proponent: Washington horse racing commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Robert J. Lopez, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462; Implementation and Enforcement: Robert M. Leichner, 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 13, 2006

R. M. Leichner

Executive Secretary

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-05-042, filed 2/14/05, effective 3/17/05)

WAC 260-75-030   Satellite location.   (1) Each satellite location shall have a location manager designated by the host racing association.

(2) All location managers and mutuel clerks shall be licensed by the commission. The host association shall not activate any terminal for any person that is not currently licensed or approved by the commission.

(3) The location managers shall be responsible to ensure the satellite location is in compliance with WAC 260-12-250.

(4) All satellite locations shall be ((periodically inspected)) open to inspection without advance notice by the commission or its designee.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 05-05-042, 260-75-030, filed 2/14/05, effective 3/17/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020. 04-19-045, 260-75-030, filed 9/13/04, effective 10/14/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.040. 00-07-040, 260-75-030, filed 3/6/00, effective 4/6/00.]