WSR 11-20-079

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed October 4, 2011, 9:52 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Raffles.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070, 9.46.0277.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: We received a petition for rule change from Blair Smith, representing 50/50 Central, Ltd, a licensed gambling manufacturer. The proposed amendment would authorize selling raffle tickets at a discount using electronic accounting software and was originally filed under preproposal WSR 11-17-014.

On September 23, 2011, a preproposal was filed under WSR 11-20-019 to provide notice that staff was working with the petitioner to develop rules to outline the use of electronic accounting software to sell raffle tickets.

This filing is to provide notice that the petitioner has submitted a new petition to incorporate the two preproposals noted above as well as a request to remove the requirement that raffle licenses must get approval from the commission if they have raffle prizes in excess of $80,000 in a year.

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] November 17 and 18, 2011, at the Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, (360) 491-0857, visit www.wsgc.wa.gov on November 1 to confirm meeting location and start time; and on January 12 and 13, 2012, at Olympia, Washington, visit www.wsgc.wa.gov on January 1 to confirm meeting location and start time.

October 4, 2011

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office