WSR 11-09-032

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed April 14, 2011, 9:56 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Manufacturers, distributors, pull-tab operators, and manufacturer and distributor representatives.

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: We have received a petition for rule change from Richard Norris, Bonanza Press, a licensed manufacturer. The petitioner is requesting that manufacturers be allowed to sell and distribute punch boards, pull-tabs, pull-tab dispensers, or related equipment to other manufacturers. Currently, manufacturers can sell or distribute such items to only distributors, distributor representatives, and punch board and pull-tab licensees.

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 Susan.Arland@wsgc.wa.gov, fax (360) 486-3625.

[Meetings on] May 13, 2011, at the Tumwater Comfort Inn, 1620 74th Avenue S.W., Tumwater, WA 98501, visit www.wsgc.wa.gov on May 1 to confirm meeting location and start time; on July 14 and/or 15, 2011, at the Seattle Convention Center or Seattle Red Lion on 5th Avenue, visit www.wsgc.wa.gov on July 1 to confirm meeting location and start time; and on August 11 and/or 12, 2011, (tentative location) Vancouver Heathman Lodge, 7801 Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, visit www.wsgc.wa.gov on August 1 to confirm meeting location and start time.

April 14, 2011

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office