PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: To amend chapter 260-24 WAC regarding the authority of the stewards, changes to the stewards' hearing process, addition of a penalty matrix and the establishment of a process for the stewards to make an initial agency determination of violations of agency rules.
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: To clarify and provide additional specificity about the process to be used by the stewards in making an initial agency determination of violation of agency rules, and provide guidelines for determining appropriate penalties.
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 16, 2003
R. M. Leichner