WSR 10-09-059

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed April 16, 2010, 10:41 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Punch board/pull-tab service business permittes [permittees] and punch board/pull-tab licensees.

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: A punch board and pull-tab (PB/PT) service business provides nonmanagement related recordkeeping services to PB/PT operators. If the PB/PT service has combined total gross billings of $25,000 or less, they can get a PB/PT service business permit for $236, with $56 renewal fee. If the business exceeds the $25,000 threshold, they would need a service supplier license which costs $687, with a $143 renewal fee.

We have received a petition for rule change requesting an amendment to WAC 230-03-210 to increase the threshold from $25,000 to $30,000.

In 2006, the threshold was increased from $20,000 to $25,000 at the request of a PB/PT service business.

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 Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466, e-mail Susana@wsgc.wa.gov, fax (360) 486-3625.

[Meetings on] May 13, 2010, at the Red Lion Hotel, 2525 North 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301, (509) 547-0701; on July 8 or 9, 2010, at Olympia, Washington, location to be determined, visit our web site at www.wsgc.wa.gov on July 1 for meeting location; and on August 12 or 13, 2010, at the Vancouver Heathman Lodge, 7801 Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 254-3100.

April 16, 2010

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office