WSR 05-04-099

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed February 2, 2005, 9:27 a.m. ]

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

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070 and 9.46.0282.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Currently, staff review requests for new card games and layouts for card tables.

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 card games and schemes in our 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