WSR 09-15-117

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed July 17, 2009, 10:27 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-36-220 Industrial insurance premiums -- Additional premiums for stalls and horses started, 260-36-230 Short duration industrial insurance coverage, and 260-28-235 Trainer -- Duty to provide employees financial relief from injury.

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: To amend the applicable sections regarding industrial insurance premiums in order to clarify and eliminate existing rules.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Possibly the Washington department of labor and industries (L&I), which sets the annual premiums for each risk class. Commission has regular contacts and [in] L&I and will include them in the rule-making process.

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 17, 2009

R. J. Lopez

Executive Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office