WSR 01-05-046

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


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

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Card rooms.

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: In April 2000, the commission adopted the largest rules package in the history of the agency - the card room rules package. Since that time, staff and card room licensees have been operating under those rules. This filing will begin the process to address comments and concerns brought forward by both staff and licensees, about the card room rules.

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 Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 254-3100, on April 12 and 13, 2001; at The Inn at Gig Harbor, 3211 56th Street N.W., Gig Harbor, WA 98335, (253) 858-1111, on May 10 and 11, 2001; and at the LaConner Country Inn, meeting at Maple Hall, 108 Commercial Street, LaConner, WA 98257, (360) 466-3101, on June 14 and 15, 2001.

February 14, 2001

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office