WSR 02-19-081



[ Filed September 16, 2002, 1:50 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Promotions for gambling activities and bussing bingo players.

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, rules limit bingo licensees in their ability to bus bingo players to their games. Under review is whether restricting bussing of players is still needed. Additionally, a Promotions for Gambling Activities Rules Package was adopted at the May 2002, commission meeting and this package will streamline any remaining rules that were not adopted last May.

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: WestCoast Grand Hotel at the Park, 303 West North River Drive, Spokane, WA 99202, (509) 326-8000, on October 11 and 12, 2002; at the DoubleTree Guest Suites Southcenter, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98199, (206) 575-8220, on November 14 and 15, 2002; and at the WestCoast Hotel Olympia, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 943-4000, on January 9 and 10, 2003.

September 16, 2002

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office