WSR 08-07-066



[ Filed March 17, 2008, 2:55 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 08-03-051.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 230-13-135 Commercial amusement games -- Wager and prize limitations.

Hearing Location(s): Red Lion Hotel, 2525 North 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 98301, (509) 547-0701, on May 9, 2008, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 9, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Susan Arland, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, e-mail, fax (360) 486-3625, by May 1, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Gail Grate, executive assistant, by May 1, 2008, TTY (360) 486-3637 or (360) 486-3453.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules:

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Music Vend [Inc.,], a commercial amusement game licensee, has submitted a petition for rule change requesting amusement game wagering limits be increased from $0.50 to $1. The petition was filed for discussion at the February commission meeting.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.

Name of Proponent: Marv Galante, Music Vend, Inc., private.

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 because the change would not impose additional costs on businesses.

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.

March 17, 2008

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 612, filed 7/16/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 230-13-135   Maximum wagers and prize limitations at certain amusement game locations.   The maximum wager is ((fifty cents)) one dollar and the maximum cost for a prize is two hundred fifty dollars if school-aged minors are allowed to play amusement games at the following locations:

(1) Regional shopping centers; and

(2) Movie theaters; and

(3) Bowling alleys; and

(4) Miniature golf course facilities; and

(5) Skating facilities; and

(6) Amusement centers; and

(7) Department or grocery stores within a regional shopping center as defined in WAC 230-13-090 (2)(b); and

(8) Any business whose primary activity is to provide food service for on premises consumption.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 07-15-064 (Order 612), 230-13-135, filed 7/16/07, effective 1/1/08.]

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