PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-28-095 Retirement of a horse and 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 (WHRC) intends to repeal WAC 260-28-295 and subsection c [(6)(c)] of WAC 260-40-145 regarding declaring a horse retired. The Jockey Club Registry has adopted national rules to address the issue making the WAC unnecessary.
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, WHRC, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, phone (360) 459-6462, fax (360) 459-6461, firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 28, 2013
Douglas L. Moore