WSR 07-07-046

PROPOSED RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed March 13, 2007, 12:03 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-03-090.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 260-42 WAC, Postponements, cancellations and preferences (repeal) and two new sections added to chapter 260-40 WAC.

Hearing Location(s): Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center, 6 West Rose Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362, on May 18, 2007, at 1:00 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 18, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: Robert J. Lopez, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, e-mail rlopez@whrc.state.wa.us, fax (360) 459-6461, by May 14, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Sorby, TTY (360) 459-6462.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Chapter 260-42 WAC is outdated and unnecessary. The commission plans to repeal this chapter. Two of the applicable sections in this chapter are being moved (as new sections) to chapter 260-40 WAC.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Part of the agency's regulatory reform effort.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Washington horse racing commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Robert J. Lopez, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462; Implementation and Enforcement: Robert M. Leichner, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.

March 13, 2007

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary

OTS-9533.1


REPEALER
     The following chapter of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 260-42-010 Postponement from day to day.
WAC 260-42-020 Refunds when stake race declared off.
WAC 260-42-030 Public notice.
WAC 260-42-040 Preferences -- Preferred list.

OTS-9532.2


NEW SECTION
WAC 260-40-245   Refunds when stake race declared off.   If a stake race is declared off, all nomination and entry fees paid in connection with that race will be refunded.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 260-40-275   Postponement from day to day.   The stewards may postpone a race from day to day until an off day intervenes.

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office