WSR 04-05-078

PROPOSED RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed February 17, 2004, 2:49 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 03-23-137.

Title of Rule: Bingo operators, WAC 230-04-192 Person to hold one bingo license and one amusement game license at a time and 230-04-196 The commission may issue Class A or B bingo operator's licenses authorizing the conduct of the games at up to three separate locations.

Purpose: In 2002, RCW 9.46.0205 was amended to remove the three days of operation per week limit for bingo games. Bingo licensees may now operate as often as they choose within the county their organization is principally located.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.

Summary: There is no regulatory purpose to limit bingo operators to one license per county. This rule repeal would allow bingo operators to hold more than one license (i.e. operate at more than one location) in the county they are principally located.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Susan Arland, Lacey, (360) 486-3466; Implementation: Rick Day, Lacey, (360) 486-3446; and Enforcement: Bob Berg, Lacey, (360) 486-3452.

Name of Proponent: Staff, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: See Title of Rule and Summary above.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See Title of Rule and Summary above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Proposal is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(2); therefore, a small business economic impact statement is not required.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. This agency does not choose to make section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995 apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Phoenix Inn Suites, 415 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 570-0555, on April 9, 2004, at 9:30 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Shirley Corbett by April 1, 2004, TDD (360) 486-3637 or (360) 486-3447.

Submit Written Comments to: Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466, fax (360) 486-3625, by April 1, 2004.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 9, 2004.

February 13, 2004

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

OTS-6963.1


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 230-04-192 Person to hold one bingo license and one amusement game license at a time.
WAC 230-04-196 The commission may issue Class A or B bingo operator's licenses authorizing the conduct of the games at up to three separate locations.

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