WSR 07-15-073

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed July 17, 2007, 1:52 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Manufacturers.

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: This rule change would require manufacturers of Tribal Lottery Systems (TLS), computerized keno, and other electronic and mechanical equipment operating at tribal casinos to take active steps to correct any equipment or component that is not in compliance or they will be subject to administrative action. This rule also includes the procedures and timelines for reporting, correcting, and preventing noncompliance of gambling equipment.

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; Sharon Reese, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3452; or Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466, e-mail Susana@wsgc.wa.gov.

[Meetings on] August 10, 2007, at the Hilton, 301 West 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660, (360) 993-4500; on September 14, 2007, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 401 East Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA 98901, (509) 494-5004; and on October 12, 2007, at the Red Lion, 303 West North River Drive, Spokane, WA 99201, (509) 326-8000.

July 17, 2007

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office