WSR 07-21-079

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed October 16, 2007, 11:44 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-44-080 Weighing out -- Overweight -- Declarations -- Postings -- Maximum.

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: To address issues related to Class C race meets and the overweight allowed, including handicap races or races where the conditions of the race expressly state to the contrary.

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 J. Lopez, Deputy Secretary, 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.

October 16, 2007

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office