WSR 10-21-002

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed October 6, 2010, 3:50 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Card rooms.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070, 9.46.0282.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: We have received a petition for rule change from Monty Harmon requesting that card rooms be allowed to operate twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Currently, card rooms must observe a four hour period of closure at the end of at least two business days a week before beginning the next period of operation.

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.

[Meeting on] November 18 or 19, 2010, at the Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, (360) 491-0857.

October 6, 2010

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office