WSR 02-08-007

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed March 21, 2002, 4:41 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: 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: To implement legislation, EHB 2918, adopted in the 2002 legislative session which allows bingo licensees to share facilities at one location and allow a bingo operator to conduct games for more than three days per week.

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 Rick Day, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3446; Ed Fleisher, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3449; or Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466.

Meeting Dates and Locations: On May 9 and 10, 2002, at the West Coast Grand Hotel at the Park, 303 West North River Drive, Spokane, WA 99202, (509) 326-8000; on June 13 and 14, 2002, at the LaConner Country Inn, Maple Hall, 108 Commercial Street, LaConner, WA 98257, (360) 466-3101; and on August 8 and 9, 2002, at Shilo Inn, 707 Ocean Shores Boulevard N.W., Ocean Shores, WA 98569, (360) 289-4600.

March 21, 2002

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office