WSR 09-23-092

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed November 17, 2009, 8:53 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 260-44 WAC, Weights and equipment.

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: Establish a new section to mandate the use of the safety riding crop during training hours.

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 17, 2009

Douglas L. Moore

Deputy Executive Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office