WSR 01-16-154

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed August 1, 2001, 11:27 a.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: We have received a petition for rule change from attorney Bob Tull, on behalf of the recreational gaming association. Mr. Tull is requesting that the betting limits for house-banked card games be raised from $100 to $500.

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.

Meeting dates and locations at Shilo Inn, 707 Ocean Shores Boulevard N.W., Ocean Shores, WA 98569, September 12 and 13, 2001, and at West Coast Ridpath Hotel, 201 West North Drive, Spokane, WA 99201, (509) 459-6100, October 10 and 11, 2001.

August 1, 2001

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office