Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 09-01-112.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: New section WAC 230-15-158 Ensuring card room employees meet license requirements.
Hearing Location(s): Red Lion Hotel, 2525 North 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301, (509) 547-0701, on May 15, 2009, at 9:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: May 15, 2009.
Submit Written Comments to: Susan Arland, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, e-mail SusanA@wsgc.wa.gov, fax (360) 486-3625, by May 1, 2009.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Gail Grate, executive assistant, by May 1, 2009, TTY (360) 486-3637 or (360) 486-3453.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed rule would clarify that card room licensees are responsible for ensuring their card room employees are properly licensed.
This rule was left out of the new rules simplification rules manual because it was felt that RCW 9.46.158 would suffice. However, it has been determined that this rule is important because it clarifies that card room operators are responsible for ensuring that their employees are properly licensed.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See above.
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 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, 2009
WAC 230-15-158 Ensuring card room employees meet license requirements. Card game licensees must not allow any person to perform the duties of card room employee until they have met our licensing requirements.