PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: To amend sections of chapter 260-60 WAC regarding claims by joint owners.
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: To allow claims to be signed by "an owner." This has been interpreted by the commission and the Thurston County Superior Court as requiring only the signature of one owner where there are joint owners. However, it would be more helpful to commission staff and owners to clearly specify in the rule itself what the signature requirements are when joint owners wish to claim a horse.
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 Superior Court decision.
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