WSR 09-01-065

PERMANENT RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed December 11, 2008, 3:24 p.m. , effective January 11, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Other Findings Required by Other Provisions of Law as Precondition to Adoption or Effectiveness of Rule: The executive director of the executive ethics board believes that once this amendment has been adopted, there would be no special privilege and therefore no ethical issue would exist.

Purpose: To amend WAC 260-24-650 Clocker, to allow the commission to designate those Class A racing associations where commission clockers may enter daily workout records into Equibase, as long as the Class A racing association compensates the commission the full costs associated with entering the daily record information.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 260-24-650.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-21-011 on October 3, 2008.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: December 11, 2008.

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-05-088, filed 2/15/08, effective 3/17/08)

WAC 260-24-650   Clocker.   (1) The clocker is responsible for the following duties:

(a) Be present during training hours at each association to record the time and distance of each horse's official workout. (A clocker is not required to be present for any other workouts);

(b) Prepare a daily record of all official workouts, which must include:

(i) The name of each horse;

(ii) The name of the track and training center where the official workout occurred; and

(iii) The time and distance of each horse's official workout;

(c) Deliver the daily record of all official workouts occurring on association grounds to the racing secretary at the end of each day's training.

(2) At those Class A racing associations designated by the commission, a commission clocker may enter into equibase the daily record of all official workouts occurring on association grounds as long as the commission is compensated by the racing association for the full cost associated with entering the daily record information.

(3) The clocker recording official workouts off the association grounds, during the association's scheduled race meet and training dates, will deliver the daily record of all official workouts to the racing secretary within twenty-four hours.

(((3))) (4) Approval for a clocker's license will be based on the individual's knowledge of and proficiency in performing clocking activities.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 08-05-088, 260-24-650, filed 2/15/08, effective 3/17/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020. 04-07-074, 260-24-650, filed 3/15/04, effective 4/15/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.040. 00-20-028, 260-24-650, filed 9/27/00, effective 10/28/00; 98-01-145, 260-24-650, filed 12/19/97, effective 1/19/98.]

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