WSR 05-11-084

PERMANENT RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Order 446 -- Filed May 17, 2005, 4:50 p.m. , effective July 1, 2005. ]


Purpose: Currently, card room employees (CRE) are charged a transfer fee each time they begin working for a new card room. Transfer fees accrue and are due when the CRE renews their license. Staff spends a significant amount of time tracking these fees, and accrued fees can be a problem for CREs at license renewal time.

This amendment requires transfer fees to be paid at the time a change in employment takes place (pay-as-you-go), rather than at license renewal time. This should reduce staff time spent tracking fees.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 230-04-142.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-07-118 on March 21, 2005, with a published date of April 6, 2005.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Language was amended to clarify the notification and transfer fee must be "submitted" prior to a CRE working at the new location, or when employment ends.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 17, 2005.

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

OTS-7928.5


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 400, filed 2/9/01, effective 3/12/01)

WAC 230-04-142   Notification to the commission upon beginning, terminating, or changing employment -- Public card room employees.   A licensed public card room operator shall notify the commission in writing ((when)) before a card room employee ((has begun)) begins work in the card room or has terminated employment for any reason.

(1) The notification shall be submitted on a form provided by the commission.

(2) Each notification shall be ((completed on or)) submitted before the card room employee's first day of work or when the employer determines the card room employee will no longer be working, as applicable, and shall reach the administrative office of the commission in Lacey, not later than 5:00 p.m. on the seventh business day following the employee's first day of work or last day of work, as applicable.

(3) ((The fee for transferring, adding, or converting from Class III shall be set forth in WAC 230-04-204 and will be paid by the card room employee at the time of license renewal.)) A fee, the amount of which is set forth in WAC 230-04-204, must be submitted before a licensed card room employee or certified Class III employee begins working at another location.

(4) This rule shall not apply to persons operating a public card room under a Class B or Class D license only.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 01-05-021 (Order 400), 230-04-142, filed 2/9/01, effective 3/12/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070(7). 79-09-029 (Order 91), 230-04-142, filed 8/14/79.]

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