WSR 07-24-090

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed December 5, 2007, 11:06 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-44-020 Weights for age.

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 current rule, in subsection (2) states that two-year-old fillies are allowed three pounds and three-year-old fillies and mares are allowed five pounds. The issue for rule making is whether or not this weight allowance should be mandatory or optional.

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 Robert J. Lopez, Deputy Secretary, 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.

December 5, 2007

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office