WSR 04-09-028

PERMANENT RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Order 429 -- Filed April 13, 2004, 1:38 p.m. , effective July 1, 2004 ]

Date of Adoption: April 9, 2004.

Purpose: Bingo at multiple locations. Prior to 2002, RCW 9.46.0205 restricted bingo licensees to three days of operation per week. WAC 230-04-192 limited bingo operators to one license within the county they are principally located. This rule prevented licensees from circumventing the three-day limitation. In 2002, the legislature amended RCW 9.46.0205 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. RCW 9.46.070(1) does not allow the commission to deny a license to an otherwise qualified applicant in an effort to limit the number of licenses issued. Repealing WAC 230-04-192 would allow bingo operators to hold more than one license (i.e., operate at more than one location) within the county they are principally located. For consistency, WAC 230-04-196 will be repealed in conjunction with WAC 230-04-192, as both of these rules relate to operating multiple bingo games within a county.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 230-04-192 and 230-04-196.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-05-078 on February 17, 2004, with a published date of March 3, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 2; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2004.

April 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     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed: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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