Purpose: This rule repeals the problem gambling fee the commission passed last November, which was to be effective June 30, 2005. During the 2005 legislative session, a law was adopted to fund problem gambling treatment, education, and awareness (ESHB 1031). The law transfers state lottery revenue and creates a new business and occupation (B&O) tax on gambling businesses (Gambling Commission licensees and live horse racing tracks) that have annual gross income over $50,000. The B&O tax will be 0.1% of gross income (after prizes) through June 30, 2006, and 0.13% thereafter. The bill takes effect July 1, 2005. As written, in the commission's original rule and the new law, the commission's problem gambling fee would not take effect. However, in the interest of being clear, this rule is being repealed.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 230-04-208.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-14-163 on July 6, 2005, with a published date of August 9 [July 20], 2005.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: August 12, 2005.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
|WAC 230-04-208||Problem gambling awareness and training fee.|