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WAC 16-610-140

Approval of special sales and open consignment horse sales.

(1) An individual, farmers cooperative association, association of livestock breeders, or youth livestock organization such as 4-H, FFA, or other junior livestock group may submit an application to the director for a special sale or open consignment horse sale. Approval of applications for a special sale or open consignment horse sale is at the discretion of the director.
(2) A livestock market may submit an application to the director for a special sale or open consignment horse sale on a day not specifically assigned to it. Approval of special sales and open consignment horse sales on unassigned days is at the discretion of the director.
(3) Special sales and open consignment horse sales are limited to three sales per month per applicant in any location, as long as all requirements are met and the proper permits and license have been obtained.
(4) "Special sale" does not mean a public sale by a group of individuals conducting private treaty sales of horses brought to a central location if:
(a) Funds are not handled by a third party; and
(b) The buyer meets the inspection requirements contained in RCW 16.57.260.
(5) Application for approval of a special sale or open consignment horse sale must be made at least fifteen days in advance of the proposed sale.
(6) The application for a special sale or open consignment horse sale must be made on forms provided by the director and must contain the following:
(a) Name, address, and contact number of the applicant;
(b) Type of applicant: Producer, livestock market, or association;
(c) Name of sale and/or event;
(d) Type and number of livestock expected to be sold;
(e) Date, time, and location of the sale;
(f) Name and contact number of the veterinarian who will be providing animal health services; and
(g) The signature of the applicant.
(7) In addition to the requirements in subsections (5) and (6) of this section, the application for an open consignment horse sale must also provide the director with the following:
(a) A detailed statement showing all of the assets and liabilities of the applicant;
(b) A schedule of rates and charges that the applicant will impose on the seller or consignor, including the entry fee, commission, pass out (no sale) fees, stabling, etc.;
(c) Verification of custodial account, as per RCW 16.65.140;
(d) Written evidence of valid bond, as per RCW 16.65.232; and
(e) The projected approximate value of the horses to be handled.
(8) The director charges a special sale application fee of fifty dollars, which is specified in RCW 16.65.420, and an open consignment horse sale license fee of one hundred dollars, as specified in RCW 16.65.042. Applications will not be processed until the application fee is paid. There is no application fee for youth livestock organizations.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.57, 16.58, 16.65 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 07-14-057, § 16-610-140, filed 6/28/07, effective 7/29/07; WSR 04-01-171, § 16-610-140, filed 12/23/03, effective 1/23/04.]
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