PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: To amend sections in chapter 260-24 WAC regarding clockers and the licensing and approval process for clocking during the off-season.
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: There is a need by the horse racing industry to clock workouts of horses during the off-season, when current clocking activities are not being performed. It is hoped that a process for licensing and approving both training centers and clockers to perform timed workouts during the off-season can be developed to assist horsemen.
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 M. Leichner, Executive Secretary, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462, fax (360) 459-6461.
October 16, 2003
R. M. Leichner