WSR 12-10-055

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed April 30, 2012, 3:18 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 260-28 WAC, Ownerships, trainers and employees and WAC 260-40-145 Prohibited entry of certain horses.

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 is contemplating addressing the sale of horses that stipulates in the bill of sale or other agreement that the horse is to be retired and not eligible to race in the future.

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, doug.moore@whrc.state.wa.us.

April 30, 2012

Douglas L. Moore

Deputy Executive Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office