WSR 05-07-094

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed March 17, 2005, 2:49 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: To amend WAC 260-12-250 Problem gambling information sign must be posted, to remove the penalties associated with a violation of this section. The penalties for a violation of this section are being moved to the penalty matrix (located in chapter 260-84 WAC).

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 should be one place in Title 260 WAC where licensees and officials can go to determine the standard range of penalties for violation of a specific section.

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 J. Lopez, Administrative Services Manager, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, phone (360) 459-6462, fax (360) 459-6461, rlopez@whrc.state.wa.us.

March 15, 2005

R. M. Leichner

Executive Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office