PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Card rooms.
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 anticipate the commission will adopt a rule change at the August 2004 commission meeting to no longer require poker games to use logo cards. In conjunction with the change, it is recommended that dealers also verify the value and suit of each card in the deck of winning hands, under surveillance.
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:] 3985 Bennett Drive, Bellingham, WA 98225, (360) 676-7700, on September 10, 2004; at 505 Highway 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826, (509) 548-7000, on October 15, 2004; and at the Red Lion Hotel - Yakima Center, 607 East Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA 98901, (509) 248-5900, on November 19, 2004.
July 28, 2004