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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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.