WSR 98-04-033

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION

[Filed January 29, 1998, 12:35 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Alternative to Dennis Zaborac's petition on mark-up of merchandise prizes for pull tab games.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070 (1), (2), (3).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Mr. Zaborac's proposal would remove any mark-up on merchandise prizes. Further consideration is needed to come up with an alternative mark-up percentage that takes into consideration the various factors in operating merchandise games.

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 at the Ramada Governor House, on February 12, 1998, 621 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 352-7700; at the Holiday Inn Sea-Tac, on March 12 and 13, 17338 International Boulevard, SeaTac, WA 98188, (206) 248-1000; and at The Inn at Semi-ah-moo, 9565 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, WA 98230-9326, (360) 371-2000.

Soojin Kim

Rules and Policy Coordinator

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office