WSR 01-16-155

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed August 1, 2001, 11:28 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Licensing rules.

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 1995, the legislature enacted a law allowing LLC's to become a legally accepted business in the state. Since that time, the licensing of these entities have been handled through policy and followed the corporate structure. Rules need to be amended to include LLC's in our licensing process. Furthermore, rules regarding transfers and changes in ownership will be clarified.

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