WSR 09-11-048

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed May 13, 2009, 7:58 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Raffles.

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 2009 legislative session two changes were made to laws relating to raffles: (1) The price of a raffle ticket was increased from $25 to $200; and (2) cities, counties and towns were authorized as a bona fide nonprofit organization for the purposes of conducting a raffle. Rule making may be necessary to update relevant WAC.

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; Mark Harris, Assistant Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3579; or Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466, e-mail Susana@wsgc.wa.gov.

[Meetings on] July 10, 2009, at The Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 254-3100; on August 14, 2009, at the Inn at Gig Harbor, 3211 56th Street N.W., Gig Harbor, WA 98335, (253) 858-1111; and on September 11, 2009, at the Mirabeau Park Hotel, 110 North Sullivan Road, Spokane, WA 99037, (509) 924-9000.

May 13, 2009

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office