WSR 07-19-073

PROPOSED RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed September 17, 2007, 1:32 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-16-031.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Repealed chapter 230-48 WAC, Tribal casinos.

Hearing Location(s): DoubleTree Guest Suites, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188, (206) 575-8220, on November 16, 2007, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 16, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: Susan Arland, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, e-mail Susan2@wsgc.wa.gov, fax (360) 486-3625, by November 1, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Gail Grate, Executive Assistant, by November 1, 2007, TTY (360) 486-3637 or (360) 486-3453.

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. 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 tribal casinos are under review. Staff proposes repealing the one rule in chapter 230-48 WAC and not include a "plain English" rule on this subject in TITLE 230 WAC.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: WAC 230-48-010 Tribal casinos and Phase II commission reviews.

This rule is being repealed because the commission has authority under the RCW to do Phase II reviews of tribal casinos.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.

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: Mark Harris, Assistant Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3579.

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.

September 14, 2007

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 230-48-010 Tribal-state compacts -- Phase II commission review.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office