WSR 04-07-073



[ Filed March 15, 2004, 9:32 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Eligibility of veterinarians to hold a license to train horses while holding a veterinarian's license.

     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 commission has been asked by a nongovernmental entity to consider eliminating the current prohibition against a veterinarian from also holding a license to train. This preproposal statement of inquiry is offered to allow the process of further study and stakeholder input to begin on this subject.

     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 M. Leichner, Executive Secretary, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462, fax (360) 459-6461.

March 12, 2004

R. M. Leichner

Executive Secretary