WSR 06-17-032

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed August 7, 2006, 4:07 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 260-80 WAC, Corrupt and prohibited practices.

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 agency plans to rewrite many of the sections in this chapter (1) as part of our continued effort toward 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. In addition the agency plans to also amend the section on mistreatment of horses, and to include a new section requiring persons on horseback to ride in a safe and prudent manner.

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