WSR 07-16-005

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed July 18, 2007, 2:53 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: TITLE 230 WAC.

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: During the past three years, the gambling [commission] has been 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. We are nearing the end of the project. We will be repealing our current rules to make way for the new plain English rules. This filing is to give notice of such repealer.

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 18, 2007

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office