PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed May 6, 1998, 10:36 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Operational procedures for bingo games, awarding and accrual of prizes.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Clarify method for collection of fees. Specify accrual method to require that games in which prizes accrue are identified ahead of time on a record maintained on the licensee's premises; require that money taken out of accrual are only for actual prizes paid; allow the total accrued prize balance to reach two times the total amount of prizes available on games in which prizes accrue. Make adjustment to merchandise give-away rule to allow player points, instead of merchandise, to be awarded.
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; 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 ext. #310.
Meetings at Maple Hall Convention Center, 104 Commercial Street, La Conner, WA 98257, (360) 466-3101, on June 11 and 12; and at the Double Tree Inn, 322 North Spokane Falls Court, Spokane, WA 99201, (509) 455-9600, on July 9 and 10; and at the Inn at Gig Harbor, 3211 56th N.W., Gig Harbor, WA 98335, (253) 851-6665, on August 13 and 14.
Rules and Policy Coordinator