PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed July 22, 2020, 8:50 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The gambling commission is considering adopting new rules and amending current rules to implement the new sports wagering law, HB [ESHB] 2638, passed by the legislature during the 2020 session. A new state regulatory structure will be created to cover all aspects of sports wagering consistent with any new tribal-state sports wagering compact amendment.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070
; any uncodified provisions in chapter 127, Laws of 2020 (HB [ESHB] 2638).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: HB [ESHB] 2638 adds or amends several criminal, regulatory, and licensing statutes in the Gambling Act and a new regulatory sports wagering structure is needed before sports wagering can occur at Class III tribal facilities authorized to offer sports wagering consistent with terms of any new tribal-state sports wagering compact amendment(s).
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.
July 21, 2020