WSR 05-04-098

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed February 2, 2005, 9:26 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Special approvals for raffle games.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070 and 9.46.0277.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Currently, staff review requests for variations to raffle games, such as creative ways to randomly select winning raffle tickets. For example, winners are selected by a duck race, wherein plastic ducks are numbered to identify them to raffle tickets. The ducks are then placed in a stream and float downstream and the first duck to make it across the finish line is the winner. The person with the corresponding raffle ticket is the winner.

Staff are exploring ways to streamline processes to reduce staff time used for these reviews and approvals. One way to do this, may be to list authorized schemes in rules.

The goal of this rule change is to reduce staff time spent on these reviews and approvals so that staff time can be dedicated to other regulatory work.

Process for Developing New Rule: Rule change developed by agency staff. Interested parties can participate in the discussion of this proposed change by attending a commission meeting, or contacting the agency rules coordinator at the contact information below.

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, e-mail Susana@wsgc.wa.gov.

[Meeting Locations]: On March 11, 2005, at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188, (206) 575-8220; on April 15, 2005, at the Red Lion -Vancouver at the Quay, 100 Columbia Street, Vancouver, WA 98660, (360) 694-8341; and on May 13, 2005, at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 West North River Drive, Spokane, WA 99201, (509) 326-8000.

February 2, 2005

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office