WSR 09-17-027

PROPOSED RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed August 7, 2009, 1:25 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 09-11-120.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-36-085 License and fingerprint fees.

Hearing Location(s): Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98002, on October 8, 2009, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: October 8, 2009.

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 October 1, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Sorby by October 1, 2009, TTY (360) 459-6462.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of the proposal is to increase license and fingerprint fees to cover the cost to administer the licensing program.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The Washington horse racing commission (WHRC) is required to collect license fees sufficient to cover the cost of the licensing program (RCW 67.16.020(1)). License fees were last increased in January 2008. In 2009 the legislature passed WSHB [ESHB] 1244 which authorized the WHRC to increase license and fingerprint fees as necessary to support the agency's appropriation.

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, Implementation and Enforcement: Robert J. Lopez, 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.

August 7, 2009

R. J. Lopez

Executive Secretary

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-05-087, filed 2/15/08, effective 3/17/08)

WAC 260-36-085   License and fingerprint fees.   The following are the license fees for any person actively participating in racing activities:


Apprentice jockey $((76.00)) 80.00
Assistant trainer $((36.00)) 38.00
Association employee -- management $((25.00)) 26.00
Association employee -- hourly/seasonal $((15.00)) 16.00
Association volunteer nonpaid No fee
Authorized agent $((25.00)) 26.00
Clocker $((25.00)) 26.00
Exercise rider $((76.00)) 80.00
Groom $((25.00)) 26.00
Honorary licensee $((15.00)) 16.00
Jockey agent $((76.00)) 80.00
Jockey $((76.00)) 80.00
Other $((25.00)) 26.00
Owner $((76.00)) 80.00
Pony rider $((76.00)) 80.00
Service employee $((25.00)) 26.00
Spouse groom $((25.00)) 26.00
Stable license $((47.00)) 49.00
Trainer $((76.00)) 80.00
Vendor $((116.00)) 122.00
Veterinarian $((116.00)) 122.00

The license fee for multiple licenses may not exceed $((116.00)) 122.00, except persons applying for owner, veterinarian or vendor license must pay the license fee established for each of these licenses.

The following are examples of how this section applies:

Example one - A person applies for the following licenses: Trainer ($((76.00)) 80.00), exercise rider ($((76.00)) 80.00), and pony rider ($((76.00)) 80.00). The total license fee for these multiple licenses would only be $((116.00)) 122.00.

Example two - A person applies for the following licenses: Owner ($((76.00)) 80.00), trainer ($((76.00)) 80.00) and exercise rider ($((76.00)) 80.00). The total cost of the trainer and exercise rider license would be $((116.00)) 122.00. The cost of the owner license ($((76.00)) 80.00) would be added to the maximum cost of multiple licenses ($((116.00)) 122.00) for a total license fee of $((192.00)) 202.00.

Example three - A person applies for the following licenses: Owner ($((76.00)) 80.00), vendor ($((116.00)) 122.00), and exercise rider ($((76.00)) 80.00). The license fees for owner ($((76.00)) 80.00) and vendor ($((116.00)) 122.00) are both added to the license fee for exercise rider ($((76.00)) 80.00) for a total license fee of $((268.00)) 282.00.

In addition to the above fees, except for association volunteers (nonpaid) at Class C race meets, a $((10.00)) 11.00 fee will be added to cover the costs of conducting a fingerprint-based background check. The background check fee will be assessed only once annually per person regardless of whether the person applies for more than one type of license in that year.

The commission will review license and fingerprint fees annually to determine if they need to be adjusted to comply with RCW 67.16.020.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 08-05-087, 260-36-085, filed 2/15/08, effective 3/17/08; 07-21-059, 260-36-085, filed 10/12/07, effective 11/12/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020. 07-01-054, 260-36-085, filed 12/14/06, effective 1/14/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 06-05-039, 260-36-085, filed 2/9/06, effective 3/12/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020. 04-24-019, 260-36-085, filed 11/22/04, effective 12/23/04.]

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