HORSE RACING COMMISSION
[Filed November 16, 2020, 10:39 a.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 20-19-085.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-28-085 License and fingerprint fees.
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, by January 5, 2021.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Adds the category of "Stable manager" to the license fee structure.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: A stable manager was created to perform all duties associated with multiple partnership groups using a unique stable name.
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 19-23-034, filed 11/12/19, effective 12/13/19)
WAC 260-36-085License and fingerprint fees.
(1) The following are the license fees for any person actively participating in racing activities:
Association employee - Management
Association employee - Hourly/seasonal
Association volunteer nonpaid
Exercise rider - Farm
Exercise rider - Track
Pony rider - Farm
Pony rider - Track
(2) Exercise and pony riders.
(a) A person receiving an exercise rider - track license must first obtain an exercise rider - farm license if that person works off the grounds of a Washington race track. A person receiving a second exercise rider's license will not be charged an additional license fee for that second license.
(b) A person receiving a pony rider - track license must first obtain a pony rider - farm license if that person works off the grounds of a Washington race track. A person receiving a second pony rider's license will not be charged an additional license fee for that second license.
(3) In other cases, the license fee for multiple licenses may not exceed $146.00, except persons applying for owner, veterinarian or vendor license must pay the license fee established for each of these licenses.
The following are examples of how this section applies:
Example one - A person applies for the following licenses: Trainer ($96.00), exercise rider ($96.00), and pony rider ($96.00). The total license fee for these multiple licenses would only be $146.00.
Example two - A person applies for the following licenses: Owner ($96.00), trainer ($96.00) and exercise rider ($96.00). The total cost of the trainer and exercise rider license would be $146.00. The cost of the owner license ($96.00) would be added to the maximum cost of multiple licenses ($146.00) for a total license fee of $242.00.
Example three - A person applies for the following licenses: Owner ($96.00), vendor ($146.00), and exercise rider ($96.00). The license fees for owner ($96.00) and vendor ($146.00) are both added to the license fee for exercise rider ($96.00) for a total license fee of $338.00.
In addition to the above fees, except for association volunteers (nonpaid) at Class C race meets and those excluded as listed in WAC 260-36-100, a $10.00 fee will be added to cover the costs of conducting a fingerprint-based background check. The background check fee will be assessed only once annually per person regardless of whether the person applies for more than one type of license in that year.
The commission will review license and fingerprint fees annually to determine if they need to be adjusted to comply with RCW 67.16.020