HORSE RACING COMMISSION
[Filed November 6, 2019, 10:50 a.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 19-11-023.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-20-090 Association security.
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 email@example.com, fax 360-549-6461 [360-459-6461], by January 5, 2020.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Brown, phone 360-459-6462, fax 360-459-6461, email firstname.lastname@example.org, by January 6, 2020.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Adds language to require licensees to cooperate with association security in a respectful manner.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Association security personnel are not considered racing officials and perform functions to keep the grounds safe. Language was needed to ensure the commission may support their efforts.
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 13-07-042, filed 3/15/13, effective 4/15/13)
WAC 260-20-090Association security.
(1) A racing association conducting a race meet must maintain security controls over its grounds.
(2) An association will prevent access to, and will remove or cause to be removed from its restricted areas any person who is unlicensed, or who has not been issued a visitor's pass or other identifying credential, or whose presence in such restricted area is unauthorized.
(3) Class A or B racing associations must provide continuous security in the stable area during all times that horses are stabled on the grounds. An association will require any person entering the stable area to display a valid license or credential issued by the commission or a pass issued by the association.
(4) Class A or B racing associations must keep a written record, on a form approved by the commission, of all horses admitted to or leaving the stable areas. For horses admitted to the stable areas the log must contain the date, time, names of horses, and barn or name of trainer they are being delivered to. For horses leaving the stable areas the log must contain the date, time, name of horses, and barn or name of trainer they are leaving from. A copy of the completed form(s) must be provided to the commission on a weekly basis. The original log is subject to inspection at any time by the commission.
(5) All persons and businesses transporting horses on and off the grounds of a racing association are responsible to provide association security, and if applicable, the commission with the names of any horses delivered to or leaving the grounds and the trainer responsible.
(6) Class A or B racing associations must keep a written record of all individuals admitted to the stable area between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 4:00 a.m. At a minimum the record shall contain the name of the person admitted, the person's license numbers and the time admitted.
(7) Class A or B racing associations must provide fencing around the stable area in a manner that is approved by the commission.
(8) Not later than twenty-four hours after an incident occurs requiring the attention of security personnel, the chief of security must deliver to commission security a written report describing the incident, which may be forwarded to the stewards for disciplinary action. The report must include the name of each individual involved in the incident and the circumstances of the incident.
(9) Licensees will cooperate and follow association security personnel's direction in a respectful manner and will not use profane or inappropriate language toward association security employees.