WSR 07-07-101

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed March 19, 2007, 1:12 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-48-520 Parimutuel tickets.

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: Currently in TITLE 260 WAC the rules are silent regarding how long an outstanding parimutuel ticket is valid. The commission proposes to add language to section WAC 260-48-520 to set a minimum period of time in which an outstanding parimutuel ticket will remain valid, after which a racing association may expire any outstanding parimutuel tickets (including uncashed vouchers).

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 J. Lopez, Administrative Services Manager, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, phone (360) 459-6462, fax (360) 459-6461, rlopez@whrc.state.wa.us.

March 10, 2007

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office