PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rules in Title 260 WAC to comply with the mandates of ESSB 6481.
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: Passage of ESSB 6481 by the Washington state legislature requires the commission to regulate both advance deposit wagering and full-card simulcast to class 1 racing associations and satellite locations in Washington. In addition, ESSB 6481 prohibits commissioners from wagering on the outcome of a race at a race meet conducted under the authority of the commission.
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 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.
April 2, 2004
R. J. Lopez
for Robert M. Leichner