WSR 07-21-086

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed October 17, 2007, 11:47 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 260-84 WAC, Penalties.

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 purpose of opening this chapter to rule making is to (1) update the penalties as a result of amendments and new sections being added to TITLE 260 WAC; (2) change penalties by amending fines, suspensions and referrals to the commission; and (3) correct minor errors in the chapter.

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