HORSE RACING COMMISSION
[Filed November 28, 2018, 11:07 a.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 18-16-117.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 260-40 WAC, Entries, starts, nominations and scratches.
Hearing Location(s): On January 11, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., at the Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98002.
Date of Intended Adoption: January 11, 2019.
Submit Written Comments to: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516, email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 360-549-6461, by January 3, 2019.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Brown, phone 360-459-6462, fax 360-459-6461, email email@example.com, by January 3, 2019.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To prepare for the transition of the Jockey Club from lip tattoos to microchips as a means of identification.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The Jockey Club will no longer use ink type tattoos on horses for identification beginning with the foal crop of 2018 and microchipping will be required.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516, 360-459-6462.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328
The proposed rule does not impose more-than-minor costs on businesses. Following is a summary of the agency's analysis showing how costs were calculated. Not business related.
November 28, 2018
Douglas L. Moore
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 17-03-093, filed 1/13/17, effective 2/13/17)
WAC 260-40-090Registration certificate.
No horse may be allowed to start unless a Jockey Club registration certificate, American Quarter Horse Association certificate of registration, or other applicable breed certificate of registration is on file in the office of the racing secretary, except that the stewards may waive this requirement, if the horse is otherwise properly identified and the horse is not entered for a claiming price, with the exception of those horses whose registration certificate is on file in electronic form.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-07-010, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07)
WAC 260-40-120Identification prerequisite to start.
(1) No horse may start that has not been properly identified.
(2) All horses must be properly tattooed, or microchipped with the corresponding digital number recorded on the registration papers in the case of thoroughbred horses foaled in 2018 or after, by the thoroughbred racing protective bureau or an approved breeding association, or freeze marked in a manner that meets the standards of the National Crime Information Center.
A horse will not be allowed to start if the tattoo is not applied at least twenty-four hours prior to scheduled post time.
(3) No horse may start unless ownership is first established.