PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: To amend the rules of racing in Title 260 WAC to increase license, registration and fingerprint fees to cover the full cost of administration.
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 license and registration fees fail to cover the true cost of administration as required by RCW 67.16.020(1). In addition, the Washington Horse Racing Commission plans to use fingerprints to conduct background checks to determine the suitability of persons to participate in horse racing. A new fee will need to be assessed to cover the full cost of administration of a fingerprint background check program.
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, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98515-5578, (360) 459-6462, RLeichner@whrc.state.wa.us; or by attending one of the regularly scheduled commission meetings held at the Auburn City Council Chambers, 24 West Main, Auburn, WA. The commission meetings are held at 10:30 a.m. on September 9, 2004, October 14, 2004, and November 18, 2004.
August 3, 2004
R. M. Leichner