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Washington Horse Racing Commission

RCW 67.16

The Washington Horse Racing Commission was established in 1933 as oversight to the legalization of the pari-mutuel betting on horse races in Washington State. The commission is comprised of three members selected by the Governor, one being a breeder of horses within Washington state. The commission receives assistance from four legislative ex officio members. The commission is responsible for licensing, supervision, and regulation of all pari-mutuel horse racing in Washington state.

Agency Mission

The Horse Racing Commission regulates pari-mutuel horse racing and supports the development of the horse racing industry.
Request 5,781,000
Net change from current biennium (253,000) Decrease
Percent change from current biennium (4.2%) Decrease

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
Horse Racing Commission Oper Acct - State 3,258,083
Total Appropriated Funds 3,258,083

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 1,299
(3,862,000) Horse Racing Commission Oper Acct - Nonappropriated 3,862,000 3,622,000
(1,984,000) Horse Racing Breed Owners Bonus Fnd - Nonappropriated 1,770,502 1,984,000 1,984,000
(188,000) Horse Racing Commission Class C Pur - Nonappropriated 76,848 188,000 175,000
(6,034,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 1,848,649 6,034,000 5,781,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 2,587,025 2,606,009 1,404,604 2,898,000 2,883,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
255,067 5.3% (1,096,120) (21.5%) 1,770,388 44.1%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 14.2 13.6 15.2 16.0 16.0