WSR 06-11-095

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed May 17, 2006, 2:38 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Punchboards and pull-tabs.

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 Joan Mell, attorney representing ZDI Gaming, Inc., a licensed manufacturer. The petitioner requests rules be amended to allow gift cards and gift certificates to be used to participate in a gambling activity. The petitioner also requests rules be amended to allow pull-tab winnings under $20 to be awarded on a gift card.

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] 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.

May 16, 2006

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office