WSR 05-19-129

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed September 20, 2005, 4:45 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Manufacturers and distributors of gambling equipment.

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 proposal would clarify the agency's position on manufacturers and distributors participating in and displaying gambling equipment at trade shows and conventions.

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.

[Meetings on] November 18, 2005, at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188, (206) 575-8220; on January 13, 2006, at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188, (206) 575-8820; and on February 10, 2005, at the Phelnix [Phoenix] Inn, 415 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 570-0555.

September 19, 2005

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office