WSR 06-03-090



[ Filed January 13, 2006, 2:49 p.m. ]

     Original Notice.

     Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-09-008.

     Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-28-290 Trainer -- Ownership interest.

     Hearing Location(s): Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98001, on March 9, 2006, at 9:30 a.m.

     Date of Intended Adoption: March 9, 2006.

     Submit Written Comments to: Robert J. Lopez, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, e-mail, fax (360) 459-6461, by March 6, 2006.

     Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Sorby by March 6, 2006, TTY (360) 459-6462.

     Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This new section in chapter 260-28 WAC will require trainers to train any horse the trainer has ownership interest in at the race meet the trainer is participating in. At a Class C race meet, this requirement may be waived with the permission of the stewards.

     Reasons Supporting Proposal: Prohibits a trainer who has ownership interest in any horse at a race meet to allow another trainer to train the horse.

     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.

January 13, 2006

R. M. Leichner

Executive Secretary


WAC 260-28-290   Trainer -- Ownership interest.   A licensed trainer is responsible for training all horses participating at the race meeting that are owned wholly or in part by the trainer, except at Class C meets and then with the permission of the board of stewards.