WSR 01-23-008

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed November 7, 2001, 2:35 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Electronic facsimiles of cards.

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: Electronic facsimiles of cards were recently approved to operate in Washington state card rooms. This filing will codify technical and regulatory requirements necessary to operate the device, including operating, record-keeping, tracking and shipping requirements.

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 Rick Day, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3446; Ed Fleisher, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3449; or Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466.

Meeting Dates and Locations: On January 10 and 11, 2002, at the Double Tree Guest Suites, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188, (206) 575-8220; on February 14 and 15, 2002, at the West Coast Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 943-4000; and on March 14 and 15, 2002, Double Tree Hotel - Pasco, 2525 North 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301, (509) 547-0701.

November 7, 2001

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office