PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 260-16 WAC, Washington-bred horses, specifically how owners' bonus and breeder awards are to be calculated.
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: There may be confusion regarding when a Class 1 racing association must withhold a percentage of the gross receipts of parimutuel machines for owners' bonus (RCW 67.16.105) and breeder awards (RCW 67.16.175). It is the intent of the commission to adopt a new section which clarifies, for current and future licensees, how the owners' bonus and breeder awards amounts to be deposited with the commission must be calculated.
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, Executive Secretary, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, phone (360) 459-6462, fax (360) 459-6461, email@example.com.
July 13, 2009
R. J. Lopez