Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-19-129.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: New section WAC 230-12-337 Manufacturers and distributors transporting and displaying gambling devices -- Trade shows and conventions.
Hearing Location(s): Marcus Whitman Hotel, 6 West Rose, Walla Walla, WA 99362, (509) 525-2200, on June 16, 2006, at 1:30 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: June 16, 2006.
Submit Written Comments to: Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail Susana@wsgc.wa.gov, fax (360) 486-3625, by June 1, 2006.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Shirley Corbett by June 1, 2006, TTY (360) 486-3637 or (360) 486-3447.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This new rule would allow licensed manufacturers and distributors to transport, display and take orders for authorized gambling devices at trade shows and conventions. The target audience of the trade show or convention must be operators of authorized gambling activities.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Washington state gambling commission, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, Lacey, (360) 486-3466; Implementation: Rick Day, Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3446; and Enforcement: Neal Nunamaker, Deputy Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3452.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. A small business economic impact statement has not been prepared pursuant to RCW 19.85.025, and/or the proposed rule does not impose more than minor, if any, costs to businesses and no disproportionate impact to small businesses has been identified.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The Washington state gambling commission is not an agency that is statutorily required to prepare a cost-benefit analysis under RCW 34.05.328.
March 16, 2006
WAC 230-12-337 Manufacturers and distributors transporting and displaying gambling devices -- Trade shows and conventions. A manufacturer or distributor licensed by the Washington state gambling commission to sell gambling devices authorized by state or federal law may transport, display and accept orders for the sale or lease of those devices at trade shows and conventions, under the following restrictions:
(1) The target audience of the trade show or convention must be operators of authorized gambling activities in Washington state;
(2) The commission must be notified in writing of the nature, date, and location ten days before the trade show or convention; and
(3) All gambling devices purchased or leased at the trade show or convention must be delivered to the operator's authorized location.