It appears that I was slightly misinformed. Hence, the correction.
According to John Russell, the change under discussion is not to add a third category of Amateur Stake. Rather, it is to clarify the parameters of the Owner/Handler Stake. The proposal under consideration to to make the O/H available only to "exclusive owners" that is: the owner and his/her immediate family. Husbands and wives, Parents and children, would all be considered "exclusive owners" and eligible to run in the O/H Amateur.
Clubs would be able to elect, as before, to hold an Amateur or an O/H Amateur.
It is thought that this clarification is consistent of the intent of the O/H Amateur when it was first proposed.
Again, the RAC is interested in feedback on this proposal from the FT community.
John confirmed that the RAC abandoned the proposal for limits on the numbers of dogs per handler in the Amateur. He noted that there was simply a lack of interest in the proposal. He noted that if sufficient numbers of people expressed an interest in revisiting the concept, the RAC would consider it.
The above is all I know, so I cannot answer any questions for further information.
As before, I urge that you get involved in these issues and contact the RAC if you have concerns.