HORSE RACING COMMISSION
[Filed January 14, 2019, 8:57 a.m., effective February 14, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: To prepare the agency for the Jockey Club's move from physical tattoo to microchipping and electronic registration papers.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending chapter 260-40 WAC.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 18-24-038 on November 28, 2018.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: January 11, 2019.
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.