WSR 02-08-008

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed March 21, 2002, 4:42 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Applicants for a gambling license and gambling 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, SB 6491, adopted in the 2002 legislative session which clarifies that the commission shall perform fingerprinting and national criminal history background checks on applicants for a gambling license. As set forth in SB 6491, this filing will identify which persons named on the application are subject to the national criminal history background checks.

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 the 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