PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Raffles.
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, each alternative drawing format and discount scheme for raffles is approved by commission staff. The proposed change would allow raffle licensees to utilize discount schemes and alternative drawing formats, which have been approved in the past, without seeking additional commission approval, when the activity is identical to what was previously approved.
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; or 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 Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 3105 Pine Street, Everett, WA 98201, (425) 303-8284, on August 9 and 10, 2001; at the Shilo Inn, 707 Ocean Shores Boulevard N.W., Ocean Shores, WA 98569, on September 12 and 13, 2001; and at the West Coast Ridpath Hotel, 201 West North Drive, Spokane, WA 99201, (509) 459-6100, on October 10 and 11, 2001.
July 17, 2001