WSR 12-09-022

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed April 6, 2012, 10:40 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Merchandise prizes for pull-tab games.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070, 9.46.110.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: We have received a petition for rule change from Pat Tompkins, a licensee, requesting a rule change to allow pull-tab licensees to post a description or photograph of a pull-tab prize, rather than displaying the actual prize itself, due to security concerns such as theft or accidental damage. The merchandise will be stored on the gambling premises.

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 10 or 11, 2012, location to be determined, Spokane, Washington, visit www.wsgc.wa.gov on May 1 to confirm meeting location and start time; on July 12 or 13, 2012, at the Double Tree Guest Suites, Southcenter, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188, visit www.wsgc.wa.gov on July 1 to confirm meeting location and start time; and on August 9 or 10, 2012, at the Vancouver Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, visit www.wsgc.wa.gov on August 1 to confirm meeting location and start time.

April 6, 2012

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office