WSR 03-02-042

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed December 24, 2002, 11:22 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Licensing of manufacturers which supply software for gambling devices.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: We have received a petition for rule change from Bingo Magic. Currently, a part of the Gambling Commission's regulatory program includes licensure of entities, which supply software to be used in gambling devices. Bingo Magic is petitioning for a rule change so that they do not have to get a manufacturer's license to supply software for electronic bingo daubers.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Rick Day, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3446; or Ed Fleisher, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3449; or Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466.

Meeting Dates and Locations: WestCoast Hotel Olympia, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 943-4000, on January 9 and 10, 2003; at the Best Western Aladdin Motor Inn, 900 South Capitol Way, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 352-7200, on February 13 and 14, 2003, and at the Best Western Aladdin Motor Inn, 900 South Capitol Way, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 352-7200, on March 13 and 14, 2003.

December 24, 2002

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office