WSR 09-23-020

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed November 6, 2009, 3:12 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-44-120 Weighing in -- Weigh in/weigh out -- Tolerances -- Penalties.

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: In anticipation of a change to the RCI model rules clarifying the difference in the jockey's weight between weighing out and weighing in.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Douglas L. Moore, Deputy Executive Secretary, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, phone (360) 459-6462, fax (360) 459-6461, dmoore@whrc.state.wa.us.

November 3, 2009

Douglas L. Moore

Deputy Executive Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office