PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed June 4, 1998, 4:15 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rules to prohibit extending credit to purchase gambling supplies and services.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070 (8), (14), (20).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Flow of gambling product through the supply chain down to the operators and player is currently hindered and in jeopardy by current use of credit and discounts. Additionally, this change will ensure consistency between the different types of gambling products for sale.
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 Susan Arland, Public Information Officer, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 438-7654 ext. 374.
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.
Public Information Officer