WSR 07-03-114

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

WASHINGTON STATE LOTTERY


[ Filed January 22, 2007, 10:36 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: In compliance with regulatory reform and rules review, the Washington's lottery commission will conduct extensive and thorough review of the entire TITLE 315 WAC. This review will be to edit grammatical errors, improve clear writing, reorganize existing rules for better clarity and rationale, amend and repeal existing rules that address retired lottery games and antiquated lottery business practices.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 67.70.040 (1),(3).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The existing TITLE 315 WAC, Lottery Commission, has never been analyzed in its entirety for currency of games and business practices. Many rules have been adopted progressively since 1982. Some of these represent lottery games that have since been retired from play. Some of the language in the rules represent lottery industry resources that no longer exist due to new technology. Many of the rules require "plain talk" revision for easier understanding and useability. Many of the rules need reorganization, moving sections from one rule to another rule for better clarity and rationale.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jana Jones, Director of Legal Services, P.O. Box 43000, Olympia, WA 98504-3000, phone (360) 664-4833; or Mari Jo Nagel, Legal Assistant, phone (360) 664-4834.

January 22, 2007

Jana L. Jones

Director of Legal Services

Washington State Code Reviser's Office