Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-11-089 with a published date of June 7, 2000.
Title of Rule: WAC 230-04-026 Ownership of a commercial gambling establishment by charitable and nonprofit organizations.
Purpose: This new rule clarifies that charitable and nonprofit organizations cannot own a commercial gambling establishment.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.
Summary: See Purpose above.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Susan Arland, Lacey, (360) 438-7654 ext. 374; Implementation: Ben Bishop, Lacey, (360) 438-7640; and Enforcement: Sherri Winslow, Lacey, (360) 438-7654 ext. 301.
Name of Proponent: Staff, governmental.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: See Purpose above.
Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See Purpose above.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Proposal is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(2), therefore, a small business economic impact statement is not required.
Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. This agency does not choose to make section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, apply to this rule adoption.
Hearing Location: West Coast Silverdale Hotel, 3073 N.W. Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale, WA 98383, on October 13, 2000, at 1:30 p.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Shirley Corbett by October 3, 2000, TDD (360) 438-7638, or (360) 438-7654 ext. 302.
Submit Written Comments to: Susan Arland, Mailstop 42400, Olympia, Washington 98504-2400, fax (360) 438-8652, by October 3, 2000.
Date of Intended Adoption: October 13, 2000.
September 1, 2000
Charitable and nonprofit organizations shall not own any interest in a commercial business licensed to conduct gambling activities.