WSR 08-20-063

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed September 24, 2008, 2:45 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 260-60 WAC, Claiming.

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, at the request of the Washington horsemen's benevolent and protection association, is considering beginning rule making to amend our claiming rules to adopt a "claim-proofing" provision to protect the owner making the claim.

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 24, 2008

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office