By Senators Moore and McCaslin


         WHEREAS, The spread of legalized gambling in this state has occurred as a result of the federal Indian gaming and regulatory act of 1988; and


         WHEREAS, Nontribal interests in the gambling industry are seeking expansion of their activities; and


         WHEREAS, Expansion of commercial and tribal gambling seriously impacts the revenues generated by nonprofit and charitable organizations in the operation of bingo, pull tabs, and "casino night" activities; and


         WHEREAS, The citizens of this state clearly support the operation of gambling activities by nonprofit and charitable organizations; and


         WHEREAS, The 1993 legislature passed Substitute House Concurrent Resolution No. 4403 which requires a review of the state's overall policy on gambling, including the potential expansion of legalized forms of gambling;


         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate members of the legislative task force on Washington state gambling policy be directed to work with the Washington state gambling commission to review by November 1, 1993, laws and rules necessary to implement options for charitable gaming; and


         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Washington state gambling commission.



I, Marty Brown, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1993-8645,

adopted by the Senate April 25, 1993.





Secretary of the Senate