WSR 05-15-140

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed July 19, 2005, 2:28 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-70-520 Trainer responsibility.

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: The current rule requires every horse a trainer has entered to race to be present and at its assigned stall for prerace inspection. The current rule is not specific as to when the horses need to be on the grounds, especially first time starters. The commission is contemplating requiring all horses entered to race be on the grounds and present in their assigned stalls at least four hours prior to the post time of the first race of the day.

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.

July 19, 2005

R. M. Leichner

Executive Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office