WSR 06-17-024

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed August 7, 2006, 2:29 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 260-12 WAC, General rules.

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Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Many of the rules in this chapter are outdated and in need of revision. The agency plans to rewrite the entire chapter to (1) continue the agency's regulatory reform effort (EO 97-02); (2) to write rules in clear language (EO 05-03 and 06-02); and (3) to adopt into this chapter the national model horse racing rules whenever applicable.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

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, Administrative Services Manager, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, phone (360) 459-6462, fax (360) 459-6461.

August 7, 2006

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office