PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed August 19, 2020, 7:13 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The gambling commission is considering adopting a rule to define "scientific" as used in RCW 9.46.0209
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: SB 6120 was signed on March 26, 2020, which amended RCW 9.46.0209
(1)(i) to include "scientific" to the list of purposes of which a bona fide charitable or nonprofit organization may be organized or operated and therefore qualify for licensure to operate gambling activities authorized under the Gambling Act. The gambling commission needs to adopt a rule defining "scientific."
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.
August 13, 2020