WSR 07-07-040



[ Filed March 13, 2007, 8:34 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-03-129.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 230-20-685 Commercial amusement games -- Wager and prize limitations.

Hearing Location(s): The Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 254-3100, on May 11, 2007, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 11, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: Susan Arland, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, e-mail, fax (360) 486-3625, by May 1, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Shirley Corbett, Executive Assistant, by May 1, 2007, TTY (360) 486-3637 or (360) 486-3447.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The petitioner, an amusement game licensee, requests that amusement game wagering limits be increased from 50 cents to $2. When the petitioner submitted his petition, he requested that prize limits also be increased; however, at the March commission meeting, the petitioner withdrew his request to increase prize limits and asked that only wager limits be increased.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.

Name of Proponent: Nickels and Dimes, Inc., amusement game licensee, private.

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: Mark Harris, Assistant Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3579.

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 change clarifies language of rules without changing the effect.

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.

January 22, 2007

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-11-021, filed 5/13/97, effective 7/1/97)

WAC 230-20-685   Commercial amusement games -- Wager and prize limitations.   For locations authorized under WAC 230-04-138 (1)(g), (i), (j), or (k) where school-aged minors are allowed to play, the following limitations shall apply.

(1) Prize limitations. No prize offered shall exceed a cost to the operator of two-hundred fifty dollars.

(2) Consideration. The maximum wager for play shall not exceed ((fifty cents)) two dollars.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 (3), (11), (14) and (20). 97-11-021, 230-20-685, filed 5/13/97, effective 7/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070(2) and 9.46.0331(2). 93-12-082, 230-20-685, filed 5/28/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 (3)(11)(14). 92-19-106 (Order 230), 230-20-685, filed 9/18/92, effective 10/19/92.]

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