WSR 05-17-084

PERMANENT RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed August 12, 2005, 3:18 p.m. , effective September 12, 2005 ]


Purpose: To amend WAC 260-12-250 Problem gambling information sign must be posted, by removing all penalties. These penalties already exist in WAC 260-84-060 Penalty matrixes.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 260-12-250 Problem gambling information sign must be posted.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-13-107 on June 17, 2005.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: August 11, 2005.

R. M. Leichner

Executive Secretary

OTS-7890.1


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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