PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Fees.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070 and 9.46.071.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Licensing fees need to be increased, per I-601, to reflect cost of regulating charitable/nonprofits, commercial establishments, and individuals. Furthermore, in 2003, the legislature amended RCW 9.46.071 to allow the gambling commission to contract with qualified entities to provide public awareness, training and other services to problem and compulsive gamblers. To provide a funding source for such a contract, a fee will be assessed on licensees and applicants for a license.
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; Neal Nunamaker, 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 July 9, 2004, at LaConner Maple Hall, 108 Commercial Street, LaConner, WA 98257, (360) 466-3101; on August 13, 2004, at The Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 254-3100; or on September 10, 2004, at Hampton Inn/Foxhall, 3985 Bennett Drive, Bellingham, WA 98225, (360) 676-7700.
May 11, 2004