PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Equipment used in gambling activities.
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: This proposed amendment gives staff the ability to require testing on equipment used in conjunction with gambling activities. The approval may be in various forms/processes and will depend on the item. Some lab review may be needed vs. just notification to us.
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: Best Western Aladdin Motor Inn, 900 South Capitol Way, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 352-7200, on March 13 and 14, 2003; at the Hampton Inn/Foxhall, 3985 Bennett Drive, Bellingham, WA 98225, (360) 676-7700, on April 10 and 11, 2003; and at the Red Lion Hotel, 1225 North Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801, (509) 663-0711, on May 8 and 9, 2003.
January 30, 2003