WSR 09-22-071

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed November 2, 2009, 2:52 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-44-050 Weighing out -- Equipment included in jockey's weight.

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 eliminate subsection (3) addressing whips which will be moved into WAC 260-52-040, at which time model rules incorporating safety whips will be done.

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 Douglas L. Moore, Deputy Executive Secretary, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, phone (360) 459-6462, fax (360) 459-6461, dmoore@whrc.state.wa.us.

November 2, 2009

Douglas L. Moore

Deputy Executive Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office