WSR 08-07-070

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed March 18, 2008, 8:01 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-16-065 Washington-bred owner's bonus and breeder's award distribution formula.

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 agency is contemplating amending this section so that the Class A or B racing association will be required to distribute the Washington-bred breeder's awards, rather than the commission.

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, Deputy Secretary, 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 18, 2008

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office