PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Tribal casinos.
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: The gambling commission is rewriting its rules manual using plain English techniques. We anticipate the project will be completed by January 1, 2008. The rules manual is being broken into sections and rewritten a section at a time. This filing is to provide notification that rules regarding tribal casinos are currently under review. There may be some sustentative and policy decisions made by the commission during the rewrite. If so, those will be identified under the proposed rule making CR-102 filing.
Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties can participate in the discussion of this proposed change by attending a commission meeting, or contacting the agency rules coordinator at the contact information below.
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; Sharon Reese, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3452; or Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466, e-mail Susana@wsgc.wa.gov.
[Meetings on] August 10, 2007, at the Hilton, 301 West 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660, (360) 993-4500; on September 14, 2007, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 401 East Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA 98901, (509) 494-5004; and on October 12, 2007, Red Lion, 303 West North River Drive, Spokane, WA 99201, (509) 326-8000.
July 23, 2007