HORSE RACING COMMISSION
[Filed November 6, 2019, 8:27 a.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 19-13-005.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-60-300 Who may claim.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com, by January 6, 2020.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To ensure licensee[s] that are eligible to claim are not neglecting financial obligations.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Licensees that currently owe outstanding late bills for their racing operations should not be eligible to utilize assets to "claim horses" until the financial obligations are met.
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
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-05-088, filed 2/15/08, effective 3/17/08)
WAC 260-60-300Who may claim.
(1)(a) In claiming races, any horse is subject to be claimed for its entered price by any owner licensed by the commission, including a prospective owner who has been issued a claiming certificate, or by a licensed authorized agent for the account of such owner.
(b) An owner or prospective owner is ineligible to claim when they are found by the commission to be in noncompliance with WAC 260-28-030.
(2) In order to claim a horse as a prospective owner, a person will submit to the stewards a completed application for a prospective owner's license and the name of a licensed trainer who will assume the care and responsibility for any horse claimed. The stewards may issue a claiming certificate to the applicant upon satisfactory evidence that the applicant is eligible for an owner's license. Once the prospective owner has successfully claimed a horse and made payment of labor and industry fees due, he/she will be considered an owner. At that time the owner should contact a commission office for a new identification badge.
(3) The names of licensed prospective owners who have been issued a claiming certificate must be prominently displayed in the offices of the commission and the racing secretary.
(4) A claiming certificate will expire forty-five days from the date of issue, but may be extended with approval of the stewards; at the conclusion of the race meet at which it was issued, upon the claim of a horse, or upon issuance or denial of an owner's license, whichever comes first.
(5) No owner or prospective owner may claim more than one horse in any one race.
(6) An authorized agent may claim up to two horses, if each horse is claimed on behalf of entirely different ownerships, and the ownerships do not have a common interest in both claims. An authorized agent may not make a claim on the same horse for different owners.
(7) No more than two claims may be entered with the same trainer listed in any one race.
(8) No trainer may enter or start more than two horses for a claiming price in one race.