WSR 09-15-077

PROPOSED RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed July 13, 2009, 12:17 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 09-09-049.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amending WAC 230-06-095 Change given name, trade name, or corporate name.

Hearing Location(s): Mirabeau Park Hotel, 110 North Sullivan Road, Spokane, WA 99037, (509) 924-9000, on September 11, 2009, at 9:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 11, 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 September 1, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Gail Grate, executive assistant, by September 1, 2009, TTY (360) 486-3637 or (360) 486-3453.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Staff is proposing an amendment to allow individuals (for example, card dealers, distributor representatives, bingo managers, etc.) to report name changes thirty days after the effective date of the change. Currently, they must report a name change thirty days before the change. Individuals are unable to submit proof of a name change until after their name is legally changed (for example, divorce or marriage). Organizations and businesses would still be required to request a name change thirty days before the effective date of the change. The rule currently requires organizations and individuals to report name changes thirty days before the effective date of the change. This requirement is easy for name changes of organizations and businesses; however, staff has found it to be problematic for individual name changes. Changing the requirement to allow individuals to report name changes thirty days after the fact will streamline processes for licensees and staff.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

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.

July 13, 2009

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 601, filed 8/22/06, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 230-06-095   Change ((given)) name, trade name, or corporate name.   Licensees must notify us and pay a fee for any name change ((to the given name, trade name, or corporate name on their license at least thirty days before the actual change date)) as follows:

(1) Businesses and organizations changing their trade or corporate name - at least thirty days before the actual change date;

(2) Individuals changing their name - no later than thirty days after the effective date of the change.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 06-17-132 (Order 601), 230-06-095, filed 8/22/06, effective 1/1/08.]

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