WSR 09-21-025

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed October 12, 2009, 1:55 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 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: Trainers at a Class A and B race track pay industrial insurance premiums that differ from the industrial insurance premiums paid by trainers at a Class C race track (nonprofit). The purpose is to amend this section to clarify what additional premiums, if any, a trainer who moved from a Class A or B race track to a Class C race track or from a Class C to Class A or B race track.

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.

October 12, 2009

R. J. Lopez

Executive Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office