WSR 01-03-080

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed January 16, 2001, 12:35 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Pull-tabs games at nonprofit organizations.

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: Currently, only commercial pull-tab operators are allowed to offer happy hour pull-tab games, where pull-tab prize amounts are double. This proposal would allow charitable/nonprofit organizations to offer these games too.

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 Ben Bishop, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 438-7640; Ed Fleisher, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 438-7654 ext. 307; or Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 438-7654 ext. 374.

Meetings at Cavanaughs at Capitol Lake, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 943-4000, on February 8 and 9, 2001; at the Double Tree Hotel - Pasco, 2525 North 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301, (509) 547-0701, on March 8 and 9, 2001; and at The Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 254-3100, on April 12 and 13, 2001.

January 16, 2001

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office