WSR 07-21-082

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed October 17, 2007, 9:34 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 260-48 WAC, Mutuels.

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 are several areas in this chapter that need changing/updating. Some, but not all of those areas include combining like sections, addressing issues like computerized robotic wagering and simulcast contracts (Internet information and international wagering), and other sections that made [may] need clarification in how they should be interpreted. This will also be part of the agency's continued effort toward regulatory reform and "plain talk" our rules.

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 17, 2007

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office