WSR 11-11-020

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed May 9, 2011, 11:47 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Licensed charitable/nonprofit organizations and commercial businesses.

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 Robert Bearden, representing over a dozen charitable and nonprofit (CH/NPO) organizations in Washington state. The petitioner is requesting that rules relating to CH/NPO be reviewed to assist the industry, to include: Reducing license fees; the sale of bingo equipment, increasing the number of bingo cards played on electronic bingo daubers; and allowing for-profit organizations to operate electronic bingo daubers to raise money for charity.

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] Friday, May 13, 2011, at 9:30 a.m., at the Tumwater Comfort Inn, 1620 74th Avenue S.W., Tumwater, WA 98501; 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.

May 9, 2011

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office