WSR 09-03-017

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed January 9, 2009, 12:45 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amusement games.

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: Staff proposes allowing a nonprofit family sporting complex as an authorized location for amusement games. Currently, amusement games are allowed at commercial family sporting complexes and not charitable or nonprofit family sporting complexes.

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; Mark Harris, Assistant Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3579; or Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466, e-mail Susana@wsgc.wa.gov.

[Meetings on] February 13, 2009, at the Great Wolf Lodge, 20500 Old Highway 99 S.W., Grand Mound, WA 98531, (360) 273-5165; and on March 13 and April 10, 2009, at the Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 943-4000.

January 9, 2009

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office