WSR 06-07-050

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed March 9, 2006, 2:16 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Card rooms and card room employees.

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: We have received a petition for rule change from a card room employee. The petitioner does not think it is fair that his employer requires him to participate in card games with a player-supported jackpot, while he is on duty because he is not eligible to receive any of the PSJ winnings.

Process for Developing New Rule: 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] April 14, 2006, at The Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 254-3100; on June 16, 2006, at the Marcus Whitman Hotel, 6 West Rose Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362, (509) 525-2200; and on July 14, 2006, the Hilton Hotel, 301 West 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660, (360) 993-4500.

March 8, 2006

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office