[Filed December 9, 1998, 10:02 a.m.]
Date of Adoption: November 20, 1998.
Purpose: To add a criteria for which the director may deny, suspend or revoke a retailer's license to sell lottery tickets-conviction for any misdemeanor within the past six months.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 315-04-200.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.70.040.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-20-106 on October 7, 1998.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
December 8, 1998
Mary Jane Ferguson
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 94-23-047, filed 11/10/94, effective 12/11/94)
WAC 315-04-200 Denial, suspension or revocation of a license. The director may deny an application for or suspend or revoke any license issued pursuant to these rules for one or more of the following reasons:
(1) Failure to meet or maintain the eligibility criteria for license application and issuance established by chapter 7, Laws of 1982 2nd ex. sess., or these rules;
(2) Failure to account for lottery tickets received or the proceeds of the sale of tickets or to post a bond if required by the director or to comply with the instructions of the director concerning the licensed activity;
(3) Failure to pay to the lottery any obligation when due;
(4) Violating any of the provisions of chapter 7, Laws of 1982 2nd ex. sess., or these rules;
(5) Failure to file any return or report or to keep records required by the director or by these rules;
(6) Failure to pay any federal, state or local tax or indebtedness;
(7) Fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or conduct prejudicial to public confidence in the lottery;
(8) If public convenience is adequately served by other licensees;
(9) Failure to sell a sufficient number of tickets to meet administrative costs;
(10) If there is a history of thefts or other forms of losses of tickets or revenue therefrom;
(11) If there is a delay in accounting or depositing in the designated depository the revenues from the ticket sales;
(12) Has violated, failed or refused to comply with any of the provisions, requirements, conditions, limitations or duties imposed by chapter 9.46 RCW (Gambling Act), or chapter 7, Laws of 1982 2nd ex. sess., or when a violation of any provisions of chapter 7, Laws of 1982 2nd ex. sess., has occurred upon any premises occupied or operated by any such person or over which he or she has substantial control;
(13) Knowingly causes, aids, abets or conspires with another to cause any person to violate any of the laws of this state;
(14) Has obtained a license by fraud, misrepresentation, concealment or through inadvertence or mistake;
(15) Has been convicted of, or forfeited bond upon a charge of, or pleaded guilty to, forgery, larceny, extortion, conspiracy to defraud, wilful failure to make required payments or reports to a governmental agency at any level, or filing false reports therewith, or of any similar offense or offenses, or of bribing or otherwise unlawfully influencing a public official or employee of any state or the United States, or of any misdemeanor, involving any gambling activity or physical harm to individuals or involving moral turpitude, or of any misdemeanor within the past six months, or of any felony;
(16) Makes a misrepresentation of, or fails to disclose, a material fact to the commission or director on any report, record, application form or questionnaire required to be submitted to the commission or director. Misrepresentation of, or failure to disclose criminal history shall be considered a material fact for purposes of this section;
(17) Denies the commission or director or their authorized representatives, including authorized local law enforcement agencies, access to any place where a licensed activity is conducted, or fails to promptly produce for inspection or audit any book, record, document or item required by law or these rules;
(18) Is subject to current prosecution or pending charges, or a conviction which is under appeal, for any of the offenses indicated under subsection (15) of this section: Provided, That at the request of an applicant for an original license, the director may defer decision upon the application during the pendency of such prosecution or appeal;
(19) Has pursued or is pursuing economic gain in an occupational manner or context which is in violation of the criminal or civil public policy of this state if such pursuit creates probable cause to believe that the participation of such person in lottery or gambling or related activities would be inimical to the proper operation of an authorized lottery or gambling or related activity in this state. For the purposes of this section, occupational manner or context shall be defined as the systematic planning, administration, management or execution of an activity for financial gain;
(20) Is a career offender or a member of a career offender cartel or an associate of a career offender or career offender cartel in such a manner which creates probable cause to believe that the association is of such a nature as to be inimical to the policy of this state or to the proper operation of the authorized lottery or gambling or related activities in this state. For the purposes of this section, career offender shall be defined as any person whose behavior is pursued in an occupational manner or context for the purpose of economic gain utilizing such methods as are deemed criminal violations of the public policy of this state. A career offender cartel shall be defined as any group of persons who operate together as career offenders;
(21) Failure to follow the instructions of the director for the conduct of any particular game or special event;
(22) Failure to follow security procedures of the director for the handling of tickets or for the conduct of any particular game or special event;
(23) Makes a misrepresentation of fact to the purchaser, or prospective purchaser, of a ticket, or to the general public with respect to the conduct of a particular game or special event;
(24) Failure to comply with lottery point-of-sale requirements which have been published and disseminated to lottery retailers; or
(25) Failure or inability to meet financial obligations as they fall due in the normal course of business.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. 94-23-047, § 315-04-200, filed 11/10/94, effective 12/11/94; 87-01-058 (Order 97), § 315-04-200, filed 12/16/86; 85-16-031 (Order 77), § 315-04-200, filed 7/30/85; 85-09-004 (Order 72), § 315-04-200, filed 4/5/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040 and 67.70.050. 83-07-022 (Order 17), § 315-04-200, filed 3/11/83. Statutory Authority: 1982 2nd ex.s. c 7. 82-21-037 and 82-21-068 (Orders 2 and 2A), § 315-04-200, filed 10/15/82 and 10/20/82.]