WSR 09-09-084

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed April 16, 2009, 7:35 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-49-070 Distribution of source market fee.

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: With the passage of SB 5125 the Washington bred owner's bonus fund account has been renamed to the "Washington bred owner's bonus fund and breeder award account" (RCW 43.79A.040 and sections in chapter 67.16 RCW). Passage of this legislation make amendments to the rule on the distribution of source market fee necessary.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

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, Executive 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.

April 15, 2009

R. J. Lopez

Executive Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office