WSR 08-17-053

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed August 15, 2008, 9:50 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Clocking of horses, WAC 260-24-650 and chapter 260-40 WAC.

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 is currently conducting a staff study on clocking (timing of horses during morning workouts). The staff study is expected to result in recommendations that may result in amendments to the rules of racing. This preproposal statement of inquiry is being filed to begin the rule-making process.

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.

August 15, 2008

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office