WSR 97-23-054

PROPOSED RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION

[Filed November 17, 1997, 4:47 p.m.]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 97-21-100.

Title of Rule: Interest in separate business involving punchboards and pull tabs at a different marketing level prohibited, WAC 230-30-220.

Purpose: This rule is repealed.

Other Identifying Information: This repealer comes under the punchboards and pull tabs section of the WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070(11).

Summary: This rule is repealed to eliminate the prohibition on interest in separate business at a different marketing level.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Removing this type of prohibition would prevent undue interference with businesses while not jeopardizing public welfare.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Soojin Kim, Lacey, (360) 438-7654 ext. 310; Implementation: Ben Bishop, Lacey, (360) 438-7654 ext. 302; and Enforcement: Carrie Tellefson, Lacey, (360) 438-7654 ext. 373.

Name of Proponent: Staff, commercial operators, private.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: See Summary and Reasons Supporting Proposal above.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: WAC 230-30-220 is repealed. See Summary and Reasons Supporting Proposal 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.

RCW 34.05.328 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: Skamania Lodge, Exit 44, Interstate 84, Stevenson, Washington 98648, (509) 427-7700, on January 9, 1998, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Susan Green by January 1, 1998, TDD (360) 438-7638, or (360) 438-7654 ext. 302.

Submit Written Comments to: Soojin Kim, Mailstop 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, FAX (360) 438-8652, by December 31, 1997.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 9, 1998.

November 17, 1997

Soojin Kim

Rules and Policy Coordinator

REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:

WAC 230-30-220 Interest in separate business involving punchboards and pull tabs at a different marketing level prohibited.

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