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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 4,419,000
Net change from current biennium (1,424,000) Decrease
Percent change from current biennium (24.4%) Decrease

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
Horse Racing Commission Oper Acct - State
Total Appropriated Funds

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 2,816
(3,684,000) Horse Racing Commission Oper Acct - Nonappropriated 3,357,621 3,684,000 3,085,000
(1,984,000) Horse Racing Breed Owners Bonus Fnd - Nonappropriated 1,514,796 1,984,000 1,200,000
(175,000) Horse Racing Commission Class C Pur - Nonappropriated 152,514 175,000 134,000
(5,843,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 5,027,746 5,843,000 4,419,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 2,421,738 2,093,536 1,177,318 2,240,000 2,179,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
3,179,097 172.0% (1,756,892) (34.9%) 1,148,146 35.1%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 12.5 9.0 13.4 16.0 16.0