WSR 05-14-011

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed June 22, 2005, 3:36 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-34-090 A positive test and 260-84-060 Penalty matrixes.

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: Currently the penalties in WAC 260-34-090 do not match the penalties listed in WAC 260-84-060. In addition, one of the violations, illegal possession of alcohol, needs to be added to WAC 260-84-060.

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.

June 21, 2005

R. M. Leichner

Executive Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office