WSR 06-24-052

PROPOSED RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed December 1, 2006, 2:52 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-07-111.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: New chapter 230-15 WAC.

Hearing Location(s): Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 943-4000, on March 9, 2007, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: March 9, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail Susana@wsgc.wa.gov, fax (360) 486-3625, by March 1, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Shirley Corbett by March 1, 2007, TTY (360) 486-3637 or (360) 486-3447.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The gambling commission is rewriting its rules manual using plain English techniques. The rules manual has been divided into sections and is being rewritten a section at a time. Attached are rules relating to card games. These rules are written in plain talk and now numbered as chapter 230-15 WAC. Any changes to rules that are more than a rewrite to plain English, sustentative changes, are explained below (see reviser's note below).

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Washington state gambling commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, Lacey, (360) 486-3466; Implementation: Rick Day, Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3446; and Enforcement: Sharon Reese, Deputy Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3452.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. A small business economic impact statement has not been prepared pursuant to RCW 19.85.025, and/or the proposed rule change clarifies language of rules without changing the effect.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The Washington state gambling commission is not an agency that is statutorily required to prepare a cost-benefit analysis under RCW 34.05.328.

November 29, 2006

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 07-01 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office