WSR 05-13-042

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed June 7, 2005, 4:20 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Licensing requirements for all applicants and licensees.

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: The Gambling Commission is rewriting its rules manual using plain English techniques. We anticipate it will take approximately two years to rewrite the entire Title 230 WAC.

The rules manual will be broken into sections and rewritten a section at a time. The first sections to be reviewed will be chapter 230-02 WAC, General provisions and definitions; chapter 230-04 WAC, Licensing; chapter 230-08 WAC, Records and reports; and chapter 230-12 WAC, Rules of general applicability.

We anticipate these rules will be up for discussion at the August, September and October commission meetings.

There will be some sustentative and policy decisions to be made by the commission during the rewrite. The text of the rules will be posted on our web site approximately two weeks prior to each commission meeting they are discussed at. Please visit our web site at www.wsgc.wa.gov/PublicMeetings, or contact at the information provided below.

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; and Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466, e-mail Susana@wsgc.wa.gov.

[Meetings on] August 12, 2005, at The Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 254-3100; on September 9, 2005, at the Red Lion Hotel Pasco, 2525 North 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301, (509) 544-3910; and on October 14, 2005, at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 1507 North 1st Street, Yakima, WA 98901, (509) 248-7850.

June 8 [7], 2005

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office