WSR 06-17-029

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed August 7, 2006, 3:28 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-48-540 Advance wagering.

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 amend the rule to delegate to the executive secretary the authority to approve advance wagering to occur more than one hour before the scheduled post time of the first race. This would allow the racing association greater flexibility to take wagers on races of national or regional interest where an hour prior to the post time of the first race would unnecessarily limit wagering opportunities.

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, rlopez@whrc.state.wa.us.

August 7, 2006

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office