WSR 98-22-028



[Filed October 28, 1998, 3:34 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Temporary moratorium on net return requirements for charitable/nonprofit bingo licensees.

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: This change would prevent charitable/nonprofit bingo licensees from having their licenses limited for not meeting the minimum net return requirements while commission staff conduct a study to determine if the net return requirements should be decreased.

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; Sherri Winslow, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 438-7654 ext. 301; or Susan Arland, Public Information Officer, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 438-7654 ext. 374.

Meetings at LaConner Country Inn, 107 South Second, LaConner, WA 98257, (360) 466-3101, on January 8-9, 1999; at the Ramada Governor House, 621 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 352-7700, on February 12-13, 1999; and at The Inn at Semi-ah-moo, 9565 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, WA 98230, (360) 371-2000, on March 12-13, 1999.

October 28, 1998

Susan Arland

Public Information Officer