WSR 08-20-041

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed September 23, 2008, 4:25 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-34-020 Drug and alcohol violations.

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 is beginning rule making in contemplation of lower [lowering] the maximum allowable alcohol concentration for licensees or applicants on horseback while acting in an official capacity or participating directly in horse racing.

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.

September 23, 2008

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office