Vol. 25 Iss. 15 - March 30, 2009

Chapter 70
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: The Virginia Racing Commission is claiming an exemption from the Administrative Process Act pursuant to § 2.2-4002 B 7 of the Code of Virginia, which exempts agency action relating to the selection, tenure, dismissal, direction or control of any officer or employee of an agency of the Commonwealth.

Title of Regulation: 11VAC10-70. Stewards (amending 11VAC10-70-20, 11VAC10-70-90).

Statutory Authority: § 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: April 15, 2009.

Agency Contact: David S. Lermond, Jr., Regulatory Coordinator, Virginia Racing Commission, 10700 Horsemen's Lane, New Kent, VA 23024, telephone (804) 966-7404, FAX (804) 966-7418, or email


The amendments (i) amend the steward qualification requirements by allowing the commission to waive accreditation requirements for good cause shown, and (ii) include the executive secretary of the commission in the substitute steward selection process.

11VAC10-70-20. Appointment.

The commission shall appoint stewards, all of whom shall be employees of the commission. To qualify for appointment as a steward, the appointee shall meet the experience, education and examination requirements necessary to be accredited by the Racing Officials Accreditation Program administered by the Universities of Arizona and Louisville, or in the case of harness racing, be licensed as a judge by the United States Trotting Association. The commission may waive any accreditation requirements for good cause shown.

11VAC10-70-90. Appointment of substitute.

If any steward is absent at the time of the running of the race or is otherwise unable to perform his duties, the other stewards and the executive secretary shall agree on the appointment of a substitute to act for the absent steward. If a substitute is appointed, the commission shall be notified immediately followed by a written report, stating the name of the substitute steward, the reason for his appointment, and the races over which the substitute officiated.

VA.R. Doc. No. R09-1841; Filed March 10, 2009, 1:10 p.m.