WSR 02-21-022

PROPOSED RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed October 9, 2002, 8:43 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 02-17-047.

Title of Rule: WAC 260-08-595 Role of the executive secretary.

Purpose: Specify the duties and responsibilities of the executive secretary of the Washington Horse Racing Commission.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.040.

Summary: Places into rule the duties and responsibilities of the Washington Horse Racing Commission executive secretary to manage the day-to-day operations of the agency.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Robert M. Leichner, Olympia, Washington, (360) 459-6462.

Name of Proponent: Washington Horse Racing Commission, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: This rule outlines the role of the executive secretary of the Washington Horse Racing Commission the rule designates the executive secretary as the agency's chief operating officer and lists the responsibilities the position assumes. Designates the executive secretary as the appointing authority over employee issues.

Proposal does not change existing rules.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The changes will not affect more than 20% or less than 10% of the population. A small business economic impact statement was not prepared.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. Related only to internal governmental operations, RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(ii).

Hearing Location: Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA, on December 18, 2002, at 1:00 p.m.

Submit Written Comments to: Robert M. Leichner, Executive Secretary, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, fax (360) 459-6462, by December 17, 2002.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 9, 2003.

October 7, 2002

R. M. Leichner

Executive Secretary


NEW SECTION
WAC 260-08-595   Role of the executive secretary.   The horse racing commission shall appoint an executive secretary who shall act as the chief operating officer for the agency. The executive secretary shall be responsible for the implementation of policies and to enforce rules of the commission. He/she shall also be responsible to carry out the administrative details and the day-to-day operation of the agency, to include the achievement of performance goals and objectives established by the commission and to administrate the agency's budget. The executive secretary shall also act as the appointing authority for agency staff, and as such has the authority and responsibility to hire, promote, assign work, determine duty stations, evaluate, take corrective action, and, where appropriate terminate staff. The executive secretary shall also be responsible to enter into contracts and agreements, and to exercise such other management oversight, decision-making and administrative action that are necessary to achieve agency mission and goals.

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