PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HORSE RACING COMMISSION
[Filed May 6, 1998, 11:04 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-24-560 Horse identifier, to add language to subsection (3) to allow other designated location approved by the commission for the horse identifier to check the identification of horses in a race.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 67.16.040.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To be able to identify horses in a less stressful environment, which is less distressing to the horse.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Bruce Batson, Executive Secretary, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 7912 Martin Way, Suite D, Olympia, WA 98506, (360) 459-6462, or FAX (360) 459-6461.
May 6, 1998