WSR 09-20-089

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed October 6, 2009, 4:33 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: New licensed card rooms and existing card rooms that make changes or renovations to their card room or sell their card room.

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: The purpose of the rule is to make sure a licensed card room does not appear to exceed the fifteen table limit by locating multiple licensed card rooms in a location where each establishment shares a common wall, floor or structure.

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 Michelle M. Pardee, Acting Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3465, fax (360) 486-3625; Rick Day, Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3446, fax (360) 486-3625; or Mark Harris, Assistant Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3579, fax (360) 486-3625.

[Meetings on] November 20, 2009, at the Lacey Community Center, Woodland Creek Community Park, 6729 Pacific Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, (360) 491-0857; and on January 15, 2010, at the DoubleTree Guest Suites-SouthCenter, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila, WA 98188, (206) 575-8220.

October 6, 2009

Michelle M. Pardee

Acting Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office