HORSE RACING COMMISSION
[Filed November 16, 2020, 10:37 a.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 20-18-015.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-40-090 Registration certificate.
Hearing Location(s): On January 8, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., via Zoom teleconference. Link will be available at www.whrc.wa.gov on Monday, January 4, 2021.
Date of Intended Adoption: January 8, 2021.
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, 2021.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Melanie Bowdish, phone 360-459-6462, fax 360-459-6461, email email@example.com, by January 5, 2021.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Removes the requirement that a horse's registration certificate be on file in the racing office. Adds the requirement that the registration certificate be on file in a recognized racing jurisdiction's race office and made available on request.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Registration papers are being transitioned to digital format and changes may encourage horses from other tracks to compete in Washington state. Horses must be able to be properly identified prior to racing.
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 16, 2020
Douglas L. Moore
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 19-03-074, filed 1/14/19, effective 2/14/19)
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))an official recognized race office and the racing association in which the horse is entered has an agreement with that race office to maintain the papers in accordance with the rules.
(1) The horse ((is otherwise))must be 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))with a facsimile copy or electronic copy of the registration certificate.
(2) Horses for which the registration certificate is issued in electronic form are required to transfer control of the certificate to the racing association in which the horse is entered.