PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Bingo.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070 and 9.46.0205.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The gambling commission is rewriting its rules manual using plain English techniques. We anticipate the project will be completed by January 1, 2008.
The rules manual is being broken into sections and rewritten a section at a time. This filing is to provide notification that rules regarding bingo are currently under review and are now being rewritten in plain English.
There may be some sustentative and policy decisions made by the commission during the rewrite. If so, those will be identified under the proposed rule making CR-102 filing. The text of the rules will be posted on our web site approximately two weeks prior to each commission meeting they are discussed at. Please visit our web site at www.wsgc.wa.gov/PublicMeetings.
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 Beth Heston, Rules Simplification Project Manager, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466, e-mail Bethh@wsgc.wa.gov.
[Meetings on] June 16, 2006, at the Marcus Whitman Hotel, 6 West Rose Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362, (509) 525-2200; on July 14, 2006, at the Hilton Hotel, 301 West 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660, (360) 993-4500; and on August 11, 2006, at the Red Lion Hotel, 1225 North Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801, (509) 663-0711.
March 15, 2006