WSR 06-11-109

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed May 18, 2006, 8:41 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Charitable and nonprofit organizations.

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 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 raffles is currently under review and is now being rewritten in plain English.

We are currently reviewing rules relating to charitable and nonprofit organizations.

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