WSR 98-24-091



[Filed December 1, 1998, 2:44 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 260-40 WAC, Entries, starts, declarations and scratches.

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 bring into conformance with nationally adopted uniform rules regarding entries, starts, declarations and scratches.

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; and industry-wide horsemen's associations and national industry association.

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 98516-5703, (360) 459-6462, fax (360) 459-6461, e-mail MIKEMCL@PRODIGY.NET.

December 1, 1998

Bruce Batson

Executive Secretary