WSR 05-13-117

PROPOSED RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed June 20, 2005, 2:31 p.m. ]

Supplemental Notice to WSR 05-11-087.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-06-032.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 230-02-505 Recreational gaming activity -- Defined.

Hearing Location(s): The Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 254-3100, on August 12, 2005, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: August 12, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail Susana@wsgc.wa.gov, fax (360) 486-3625, by August 1, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Shirley Corbett by August 1, 2005, TTY (360) 486-3637 or (360) 486-3447.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Changes after the May commission meeting: This alternative would allow individual departments within an organization, business or association to each offer two events. Language was also added to require licensed distributors to submit a monthly schedule of events they operate and they must also ask organizations if they have already sponsored an RGA during the calendar year.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

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

Name of Proponent: Washington State Gambling Commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, Lacey, (360) 486-3466; Implementation: Rick Day, Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3446; and Enforcement: Neal Nunamaker, Deputy Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3452.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The amendment will not impose additional costs on licensees.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Amendment does not impose additional costs to licensees.

June 10, 2005

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

OTS-7927.5


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 224, filed 7/17/91, effective 8/17/91)

WAC 230-02-505   Recreational gaming activity -- Defined.   A recreational gaming activity is a nongambling activity ((utilizing)) using poker tables and/or gambling devices authorized for use in fund-raising events, conducted no more than two times per calendar year, by or on behalf of a single department of an organization ((that has been in existence for at least six months)), business, or association. Only members and guests of the sponsoring ((organization)) department may participate and ((such)) the activity ((shall be)) is subject to the requirements of WAC 230-25-330.

If a licensed distributor contracts with an organization's department, business, or association to organize and conduct the recreational gaming activity on their behalf, the licensed distributor must send the commission a monthly schedule of activities for which they have contracted. This schedule must include the name of the organization's department, business, or association, and the date, location, and time of the activity. The schedule must identify any prior recreational gaming activities conducted by a licensed distributor on behalf of the organization's department, business, or association within the last calendar year.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 9.46 RCW. 91-15-040 (Order 224), 230-02-505, filed 7/17/91, effective 8/17/91.]

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