WSR 04-24-041

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed November 24, 2004, 2:57 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 260-34 WAC, Drug and alcohol testing of licensees and employees.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 67.16.020.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The current rule is cumbersome, outdated and not in conformance to the international model rules. A revision of chapter 260-34 WAC is being contemplated to clarify, modernize and be consistent with current horse racing regulatory practices, including the international model rules. This effort is part of the agency's regulatory reform.

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 Robert J. Lopez, Administrative Services Manager, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, phone (360) 459-6462, fax (360) 459-6461, rlopez@whrc.state.wa.us.

November 22, 2004

R. J. Lopez

Administrative Services Manager

Legislature Code Reviser 

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