PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed May 21, 2020, 2:32 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The gambling commission is considering amending its amusement game rules to change the square footage or size requirements for grocery or department store locations.
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: Under current rules, a grocery or department store must have more than ten thousand square feet of retail and support space, not including the parking areas, to operate amusement games. The gambling commission received a petition asking to remove this requirement. The petition was accepted but with the purpose of allowing amusement game operators to place games in smaller-sized grocery stores.
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 Ashlie Laydon, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, phone 360-486-3473, fax 360-486-3632, TTY 360-486-3637, email email@example.com, website www.wsgc.wa.gov.
May 18, 2020