WSR 09-11-120

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed May 20, 2009, 9:02 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-36-085 License and fingerprint fees.

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 Washington horse racing commission (WHRC) is required to collect license fees in order to cover the costs of the licensing program RCW 67.16.020(1). The last time the WHRC had a license fee increase was 2008. With the passage of ESHB 1244 the WHRC is authorized to increase license and fingerprint fees as necessary to support the agency's appropriation.

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, Executive 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.

May 20, 2009

R. J. Lopez

Executive Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office