WSR 98-01-093

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION

[Filed December 15, 1997, 2:49 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Restrictions on having interest in separate business at different marketing levels.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070 (1), (11).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rule will safeguard against undue influence over a market by one entity; the rule will place restrictions on having an interest in separate businesses at different marketing levels.

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 Ben Bishop, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 438-7640; or Carrie Tellefson, Director of Policy, Support and Enforcement, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 438-7640; or Soojin Kim, Rules and Policy Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 438-7654 #310.

Meetings: Skamania Lodge, January 9, 1998, Exit 44, Interstate 84, Stevenson, Washington 98648, (509) 427-7700; at the Ramada Governor House, February 12, 1998, 621 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 352-7700; and at the Holiday Inn Sea-Tac, March 12 and 13, 17338 International Boulevard, SeaTac, WA 98188, (206) 248-1000.

Soojin Kim

Rules and Policy Coordinator

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office