PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-88-010(3) Appeal to the commission.
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 WAC requires that an individual desiring to appeal a stewards' decision to the commission, submit a $100 appearance deposit along with his/her applications for appeal. This section of the WAC needs to be eliminated, as there is no statutory authority for requiring such deposit.
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 M. Leichner, Executive Secretary, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462, fax (360) 459-6461.
October 10, 2003
R. M. Leichner