(1) The commission is responsible for licensing, regulating and supervising all horse racing meets in the state where the parimutuel system is used. The commission also approves and regulates satellite locations and simulcasting, and licenses and regulates advance deposit wagering. The commission's central office is located at 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578. The commission has field offices at Emerald Downs in Auburn, WA, and nonprofit meets while in operation.
(2) Any person wishing to request access to public records of the commission, or seeking assistance in making such a request should contact the public records officer of the commission. Information is also available at the commission's web site at www.whrc.wa.gov.
(3) The public records officer will oversee compliance with accessing public records the act but another commission staff member may process the request. Therefore, these rules will refer to the public records officer "or designee." The public records officer or designee will provide the "fullest assistance" to requestors; create and maintain for use by the public and commission employees an index to public records of the commission; ensure that public records are protected from damage or disorganization; and prevent fulfilling public records requests from causing excessive interference with essential functions of the commission.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020
and 67.16.040. WSR 10-05-065, § 260-09-020, filed 2/12/10, effective 3/15/10.]