WSR 12-03-044

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed January 10, 2012, 3:28 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chips used in card games.

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 Shuffle Master, a licensed manufacturer, requesting a rule amendment to authorize electronic facsimiles of chips to be used in authorized gambling activities.

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] March 8, 2012, at the Olympia Red Lion, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia, WA 98502, visit www.wsgc.wa.gov on March 1 to confirm meeting location and start time; on April 12, 2012, at the Comfort Inn Conference Center, 1620 74th Avenue S.W., Tumwater, WA 98501, visit www.wsgc.wa.gov on April 1 to confirm meeting location and start time; and on May 10 or 11, 2012, at a location to be determined, Spokane, Washington, visit www.wsgc.wa.gov on May 1 to confirm meeting location and start time.

January 10, 2012

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office