WSR 01-05-045

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed February 14, 2001, 4:10 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Card games.

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: To clarify that electronic facsimiles of playing cards can be utilized in licensed social card games.

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 the Double Tree Hotel -- Pasco, 2525 North 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301, (509) 547-0701, on March 8 and 9, 2001; at The Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 254-3100, on April 12 and 13, 2001; and at The Inn at Gig Harbor, 3211 56th Street N.W., Gig Harbor, WA 98335, (253) 858-1111, on May 10 and 11, 2001.

February 14, 2001

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office