WSR 09-11-052

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed May 13, 2009, 10:45 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rules to implement legislation passed during the 2009 session authorizing penalties against minors that gamble.

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, a bill was passed that created penalties against minors that gamble. Rule making is needed for detention of minors under chapter 7.80 RCW and for in-house controlled purchase programs authorized by the commission.

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