Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2009.
Purpose: Former WAC 230-04-140 stated "Public card room operators shall not employ any unlicensed person to perform duties for which a license is required and shall take all measures to prevent an unlicensed person from doing so." 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. The rule change clarifies that card room licensees are responsible for ensuring their card room employees are properly licensed.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: New section WAC 230-15-158.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-07-093 filed on March 17, 2009, and published on April 1, 2009.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New , Amended 1 , Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New , Amended 1 , Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New , Amended 1 , Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: May 18, 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.