WSR 09-15-099

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed July 15, 2009, 9:14 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 260-70 WAC, specifically out-of-competition testing of horses on the grounds of licensed facilities, and mandatory periods of rest for horses.

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 anticipation of a new model rule addressing out-of-competition testing of horses.

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, 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.

July 15, 2009

R. J. Lopez

Executive Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office