WSR 05-13-107

PROPOSED RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed June 17, 2005, 12:58 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-07-094.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-12-250 Problem gambling signs must be posted and 260-84-060 Penalty matrixes.

Hearing Location(s): Peppertree Auburn Inn, 401 8th Street S.W., Auburn, WA 98001, on August 11, 2005, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: August 11, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Robert J. Lopez, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, e-mail rlopez@whrc.state.wa.us, fax (360) 459-6461, by August 8, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Sorby by August 8, 2005, TTY (360) 459-6462.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: WAC 260-12-250 Problem gambling signs must be posted is being amended to remove the penalties listed in this section. The penalties for violating WAC 260-12-250 are being moved to WAC 260-84-060 Penalty matrixes.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Continues the effort of the commission to provide one place for our stakeholders to go to determine the penalty for a violation of Title 260 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Washington Horse Racing Commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Robert J. Lopez, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462; Implementation and Enforcement: Robert M. Leichner, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.

June 16, 2005

R. M. Leichner

Executive Secretary

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 95-07-142, filed 3/22/95, effective 4/22/95)

WAC 260-12-250   Problem gambling information sign must be posted.   The legislature recognizes that some individuals in Washington state are problem or compulsive gamblers. Because the state promotes and regulates gambling through the activities of the lottery commission, gambling commission and horse racing commission, the state has the responsibility to continue to provide resources for the support of services for problem and compulsive gamblers. RCW 9.46.071 requires that the lottery commission, gambling commission and horse racing commission shall jointly develop informational signs concerning problem and compulsive gambling, and that signs shall be placed in establishments of horse racing licensees, gambling licensees and lottery retailers.

All Class A, B and C licensees shall post problem and compulsive gambling informational signs in locations of their establishments, including satellite locations, which are clearly visible in patron traffic areas. The informational signs will be provided to the licensee by the horse racing commission and will contain a toll-free hot line number for problem and compulsive gamblers.

((If a licensee fails to post the problem and compulsive gambling informational signs in its establishment or satellite locations, it shall be fined $50.00 for the first violation, $100.00 for the second violation and $200.00 for each violation noted thereafter.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.040. 95-07-142, 260-12-250, filed 3/22/95, effective 4/22/95.]

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