WSR 16-23-125
[Filed November 21, 2016, 10:23 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 15-23-009.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-70-590 Reporting to the test barn.
Hearing Location(s): Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98002, on January 13, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: January 13, 2017.
Submit Written Comments to: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, e-mail, fax (360) 459-6461, by January 11, 2017.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Brown by January 11, 2017, TTY (360) 459-6462.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To allow for the future possibility of using hair as a means of testing.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Hair testing has the capability to detect prohibited substances for a longer period of time.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: [Horse racing commission], governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Douglas L. Moore, 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.
November 21, 2017 [2016]
Douglas L. Moore
Executive Secretary
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 07-07-036, filed 3/12/07, effective 4/12/07)
WAC 260-70-590 Reporting to the test barn.
(1) The official winning horse and any other horse ordered by the stewards, official veterinarian or the commission must be taken to the test barn to have a ((blood and/or urine sample)) hair, blood, urine sample, or a combination of each, taken at the direction of an official veterinarian.
(2) Random or extra testing may be required by the stewards, an official veterinarian, or the commission at any time on any horse on association grounds.
(3) A horse selected for testing must be taken directly to the test barn, unless otherwise directed by the stewards or an official veterinarian.
(4) Only persons currently licensed by the commission may enter the test barn on a race day. Licensees must have a valid reason for being in the test barn, and may be required to display their license. When accompanying a horse to the test barn no more than three licensees will be permitted to enter the test barn.