WSR 02-22-026

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed October 28, 2002, 11:36 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-34-150 Alcohol testing.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 67.16.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To allow for the use of a portable breath test instrument in addition to a breath alcohol level verifier.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington State Patrol's state toxicologist working with Washington State Patrol to establish certification and procedures for the use of a portable breath test.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and industry input and public comments.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Robert M. Leichner, Executive Secretary, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, phone (360) 459-6462, fax (360) 459-6461.

October 25, 2002

R. M. Leichner

Executive Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office