WSR 07-07-109

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed March 20, 2007, 8:04 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 260-36 WAC, Licenses, the commission is considering amending the appropriate section(s) of chapter 260-36 WAC to allow persons, who are licensed in another state by a recognized racing jurisdiction, to serve as mutuel clerks at a Class A and B racing association for a limited time per year.

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: A short duration reciprocity provision would allow a Class A or B racing association to hire extra help to assist on high wagering days, such as the Kentucky Derby or Longacres Mile, without having to require these persons to get a license.

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 20, 2007

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office