PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Bingo operators: Petition/variance process from adjusted cash flow requirements.
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: We have received a petition for rule change from Mr. Frank Miller, attorney, on behalf of the Washington Charitable and Civic Gaming Association. The commission is currently considering removing the petition/variance process for bingo operators who fail to meet their adjusted cash flow requirements. The petitioner is submitting an alternative to removing the petition/variance process.
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: Red Lion Hotel, 1225 North Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801, (509) 663-0711, on May 8 and 9, 2003; at the LaConner Maple Hall, 108 Commercial Street, LaConner, WA 98257, (360) 466-3101, on June 12 and 13, 2003; and at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 254-3100, on August 14 and 15, 2003.
April 21, 2003