WSR 19-22-085
[Filed November 6, 2019, 8:25 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 19-11-057.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-34-030 Testing.
Hearing Location(s): On January 10, 2020, at 9:30 a.m., at the Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98002.
Date of Intended Adoption: January 10, 2020.
Submit Written Comments to: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516, email, fax 360-549-6461, by January 5, 2020.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Brown, phone 360-459-6462, fax 360-459-6461, email, by January 6, 2020.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Adds grooms and assistant trainers to the pool of licensees eligible for random testing.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: With the continued possibility of environmental contamination to horses from illegal substances the addition of these licensees will discourage usage by licensees and protect the equine athletes.
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 6, 2019
Douglas L. Moore
Executive Secretary
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 11-07-030, filed 3/10/11, effective 4/10/11)
WAC 260-34-030Testing.
(1) A steward of the horse racing commission, a commission security investigator or the executive secretary, may require any licensee or applicant to provide breath, blood, oral fluids, and/or urine samples for the purpose of drug or alcohol analysis under any of the following circumstances:
(a) When a steward or commission security investigator finds that there is reasonable suspicion to believe that the applicant or licensee has used or is under the influence of alcohol and/or any drug.
(b) When an applicant or licensee has a documented history of an unexplained positive test which indicates illegal drug usage or has a documented history of violating chapter 69.41, 69.45 or 69.50 RCW, WAC 260-34-020 or similar drug-related violation within five years of conviction or release from a correctional institution for that violation. The term "correctional institution" shall include any prison, jail or similar institution in this state or elsewhere.
(c) When a steward or commission security investigator decides to test any licensee or applicant as a condition of any conditional or probationary license.
(d) When any person is riding a horse on the grounds of a licensed racing association.
(e) When a person currently holds a groom or assistant trainer's license and is observed performing the duties of that license while on the grounds of a licensed racing association.
(2) For licensees or applicants who are subject to a field screening urine, or oral fluid test under the provisions in this chapter, and whose test shows the presence of a controlled substance or alcohol, the field screening test results shall be confirmed by a laboratory acceptable to the commission.
(3) The result of a test conducted with a preliminary breath test (PBT) instrument, or oral swab, shall constitute evidence of a violation of these rules. The results of such a test may be considered for purposes of determining whether the licensee or applicant has consumed alcohol, the level of alcohol concentration, and whether the licensee or applicant has violated a prohibition on the use or consumption of alcohol established in a conditional license.